Tears of April

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Tears of April (Finnish: Käsky) is a 2008 Finnish war drama film directed by Aku Louhimies. Based on the novel Käsky by Leena Lander, the film is set in the final stages of the Finnish Civil War. The film tells a story of a captured Female Red Guard... read more

Tears of April (Finnish: Käsky) is a 2008 Finnish war drama film directed by Aku Louhimies. Based on the novel Käsky by Leena Lander, the film is set in the final stages of the Finnish Civil War. The film tells a story of a captured Female Red Guard fighter Miina and the officer Aaro, who escorts her for trial. The fictional character Emil Hallenberg is loosely based on the actual Erik Grotenfelt, a poet turned judge and executioner.

Original Release

08/29/2008

Cast

Pihla Viitala Miina Malin
Eero Aho Emil Hallenberg
Eemeli Louhimies Eino
Miina Maasola Martta
Riina Maidre Beata Hallenberg
Sulevi Peltola Konsta
Oskar Pöysti Paasonen
Mikko Kouki Vääpeli
Janne Virtanen Jääkäriluutnantti
Robert Hedengren Valkokaartilainen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Aku Louhimies

Writers

Leena Lander, Jari Olavi Rantala

Cast

Pihla Viitala Miina Malin
Eero Aho Emil Hallenberg
Eemeli Louhimies Eino
Miina Maasola Martta
Riina Maidre Beata Hallenberg
Sulevi Peltola Konsta
Oskar Pöysti Paasonen
Mikko Kouki Vääpeli
Janne Virtanen Jääkäriluutnantti
Robert Hedengren Valkokaartilainen
Viktor Idman Valkokaartilainen
Miska Kaukonen Valkokaartilainen
Ilkka Heiskanen Frans Rapola
Riitta Salminen Saara Rapola
Samuel Vauramo Aaro Harjula
Akseli Kouki Vilho Rapola
Joonatan Perälä Samuel Rapola
Sara Paavolainen Orpokodin johtajatar
Vieno Saaristo Orpokodin hoitajatar
Anne Autio Orpokodin hoitajatar

Producers

Editors

Benjamin Mercer

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