Deep in the wilderness of Lapland, Aatami Korpi is searching for gold but after he stumbles upon Nazi patrol, a breathtaking and gold-hungry chase through the destroyed and mined Lapland wilderness begins.
Summary / Coverage of Sisu (2022)
Sisu is a 2022 historical action film written and directed by Jalmari Helander. Set in Finnish Lapland during World War II, the film follows a gold prospector who attempts to secure his gold from a Nazi death squad led by a brutal Schutzstaffel officer. The film stars Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan and Mimosa Willamo.
The film begins in 1944, as the Soviet Union is advancing on Finland. In the midst of the chaos, a lone gold prospector named Tauno finds a large cache of gold in the wilderness. He quickly realizes that he is not the only one who wants the gold, however, as a Nazi death squad led by the ruthless SS officer Sturmbannführer Klaus Adler is also on the hunt for it.
Tauno must use all of his skills and cunning to survive in the harsh Lapland wilderness and protect his gold from Adler and his men. Along the way, he is aided by a young Sami girl named Nilla, who helps him to find his way through the wilderness and teaches him about the Sami culture.
Sisu is a brutal and violent film, but it is also a story of hope and resilience. Tauno is a simple man who is just trying to survive, but he finds the strength to fight back against the Nazis and protect his gold. Sisu is a film about the power of the human spirit, and it is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope.
The film received positive reviews from critics, with many praising its action sequences, its performances, and its director’s vision. Sisu was a box office success in Finland, and it has also been well-received internationally. The film is a must-see for fans of action films and war films, and it is a powerful and moving story about the human spirit.