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Midnight Movies


Directed by: Jalmari Helander

Finland, 2022, 91m

In English and Finnish with English subtitles

US Premiere

During the last desperate days of World War II, a solitary prospector (Jorma Tommila, the dad in Rare Exports) crosses paths with Nazi soldiers led by a brutal SS officer on a scorched-earth retreat in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover they have just tangled with no ordinary miner. While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word “sisu,” this legendary ex-commando and badass will embody what “sisu” means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. And no matter what the Nazis throw at him, the mythic one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back—even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path. Recalling action classics such as Rambo: First Blood and Mad Max: Fury Road in its glorious carnage and comic book-pitched mayhem, this thrilling new work from Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports, Big Game) is a wild ride and outrageous spectacle of gory set pieces that will have rabid midnight audiences hurling incredulous expletives back at the screen.