6.7/10
1,412
12 user 5 critic

Beyond Enemy Lines (2004)

Framom främsta linjen (original title)
A story of the infantry regiment 61 that fought from Syväri to the Karelian Ishtmus.

Director:

Åke Lindman

Writers:

Stefan Forss (screenplay), Harry Järv (diary) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1939, two Finnish brothers are conscripted in the army to fight in the war between Finland and the Soviet Union.

Director: Pekka Parikka
Stars: Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko, Timo Torikka
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg
Stars: Risto Tuorila, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Paavo Liski
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back... See full summary »

Directors: Åke Lindman, Sakari Kirjavainen
Stars: Rauno Ahonen, Mikkomarkus Ahtiainen, Frank Biermann
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The tale of a platoon of soldiers during the Continuation War. Based on Väinö Linna's book of the same name.

Director: Edvin Laine
Stars: Kosti Klemelä, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen
Ambush (1999)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »

Director: Olli Saarela
Stars: Peter Franzén, Irina Björklund, Kari Heiskanen
Tuntematon sotilas (2018–2019)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Exploits of a Finnish infantry unit fighting the Soviets in 1942.

Stars: Aku Hirviniemi, Andrei Alen, Jussi Vatanen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An escaped mental patient, two losers and a gay nurse go onto a roadtrip in order to find a secret gold treasure.

Director: Matti Grönberg
Stars: Heikki Hela, Heikki Silvennoinen, Timo Kahilainen
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen
Bad Boys (2003)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four well-mannered but poorly grown brothers drift into a life of crime when their schizophrenic father is sent to the mental hospital.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Peter Franzén, Niko Saarela, Lauri Nurkse
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Juha Veijonen, Teemu Lehtilä
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Continues to follow the life of a Finnish family from aftermath of the Finnish Civil War to the Second World War which unites the country. But at what cost?

Director: Timo Koivusalo
Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila
Promise (2005)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

Director: Ilkka Vanne
Stars: Laura Birn, Karoliina Vanne, Pertti Sveholm
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Zilliacus ... Harry Järv
Ilkka Heiskanen Ilkka Heiskanen ... Lt.Col. Alpo Marttinen
Christoffer Weiss ... Allan Finholm (as Christoffer Westerlund)
Kim Gustafsson Kim Gustafsson ... Björk
Martin Bahne Martin Bahne ... Lindblad
Carl-Gustaf Wentzel Carl-Gustaf Wentzel ... Forss
Jan-Christian Söderholm ... Klas Helèn
Sampo Sarkola ... Kaustinen
Johan Rönneholm Johan Rönneholm ... Händig
Joachim Thibblin Joachim Thibblin ... Bertel Söderman
Oskar Silén Oskar Silén ... Lt. Mattas
Paavo Kerosuo Paavo Kerosuo
Patrick Henriksen Patrick Henriksen ... Rosenlöf
Peter Kanerva ... Olof Fagerström
Jan Korander Jan Korander ... Löfman
Edit

Storyline

A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced some of the most grueling battles against the Soviet Union. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Finland

Language:

Swedish | Finnish | Russian

Release Date:

5 March 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Enemy Lines See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,625,524
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Etulinjan takana (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Äänisen aallot
Written by George de Godzinsky and Kerttu Mustonen
Performed by Georg Malmstén
Courtesy of Warner/Chappel Music Finland Oy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great movie
7 December 2004 | by emppu-1See all my reviews

I would consider this a realistic description of war. As always, in critical situations some people tend to stand out as heroes more than others, and this movie gives a nice picture of one of them, Harry Järv, the group leader of a group patrolling deep behind enemy lines. The war scenes in this movie are quite authentic, as opposed to many a Hollywood movie, those who have seen the German movie Stalingrad know what I mean. The actors are good, they give the impression of being real persons who you can relate to. Also, Finland had to ally with the Germans for a while (they actually used them to get weapons) but refused to be ordered around by the Nazis. The reason for this was that no western country helped Finland as the Soviets tried to conquer the country. This movie sets in the time when the Soviets pushed hard on the Karelian isthmus, with an overwhelming number of troops and material, and the Finns tried to hold the front. As a Finn, I am of perhaps overly patriotic in my review, but I would really recommend this movie for everyone who likes a historically correct, humane war movie.


22 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed