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LAND OF HOPE

by Markku Pölönen

synopsis

Kalevi Malmberg is an owner of a bakery, prospering by black-marketeering. He has a wife, Ella, and daughters, Anni and Hilkka. His son Aarne is killed in action in August 1945, when the Soviet Union launches a massive attack towards the Finnish lines.
Kalevi has been training Aarne to be his successor at the helm of the company. After his son's demise, Kalevi hopes that Anni will take over the business.

international title: Land of Hope
original title: Oma maa
working title: Homeland
country: Finland
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Markku Pölönen
film run: 108'
release date: FI 26/10/2018
screenplay: Antti Heikkinen, Markku Pölönen
cast: Oona Airola, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Arto Heikkilä, Konsta Laakso, Marjaana Maijala, Mika Nuojua, Marja Packalén, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Antti Virmavirta
cinematography by: Konsta Sohlberg
film editing: Kimmo Taavila
art director: Antti Nikkinen
costumes designer: Riitta Peteri, Anu Pirilä
music: Pessi Levanto
producer: Jukka Helle, Risto Salomaa, Markus Selin
executive producer: Jukka Vidgren
line producer: Tiina Pesonen
production: Solar Films Inc. Oy, Suomen Filmiteollisuus Oy
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy
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