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by Antti Jokinen


The Midwife is a romance-drama set during WWII in Finland’s Lapland province, a major European battle ground of the war. Based on Katja Kettu’s bestselling novel, 'The Midwife' turns on the love affair between a Lapp midwife and a Nazi SS officer set against the backdrop of the Lapland War, which opposed Finnish and Germany armies in 1944-45. The themes in the story are international. It’s about conquering love and war, and class boundaries that are broken down.

international title: The Midwife
original title: Kätilö
country: Finland, Lithuania
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Antti Jokinen
release date: FI 4/09/2015
screenplay: Antti Jokinen, Katja Kettu
cast: Tommi Korpela, Lauri Tilkanen, Krista Kosonen, Andrius Ziurauskas, Elina Knihtilä, Leea Klemola, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
cinematography by: Rauno Ronkainen
film editing: Benjamin Mercer
costumes designer: Anna Vilppunen
music: Pessi Levanto
producer: Jukka Helle, Markus Selin, Milda Leipute
co-producer: Ingvar Thórdarson
production: Solar Films Inc. Oy, Nordic Productions
distributor: Nordisk Film AB


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Shanghai International Film Festival 2015

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