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Sisu

"Vengeance is golden."

R 2023-01-27 Action 1hr 31m

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.

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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.

  • Released
    2023-01-27
  • Revenue
    $13,000,000
  • Budget
    $6,200,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 31m
  • Genre
    Action, War, Adventure
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English, Português, suomi
  • imdb-logo
    6.9
  • Production
    Subzero Film Entertainment, Good Chaos, Stage 6 Films

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Cast

Tatu Sinisalo

Tatu Sinisalo

SS Soldier 1
Wilhelm Enckell

Wilhelm Enckell

SS Soldier 3
Ilkka Koivula

Ilkka Koivula

Fighter Pilot
Max Ovaska

Max Ovaska

Engineer
Joel Hirvonen

Joel Hirvonen

Personnel Truck Driver
Severi Saarinen

Severi Saarinen

Troop Leader
Aamu Milonoff

Aamu Milonoff

Bank Teller
Joonas Brilli

Joonas Brilli

SS Soldier
Kevin Francett

Kevin Francett

SS Soldier
Eemeli Franssi

Eemeli Franssi

SS Soldier
Jussi Kaila

Jussi Kaila

SS Soldier
Henri Koljonen

Henri Koljonen

SS Soldier
Pekka Laakso

Pekka Laakso

SS Soldier
Joosua Oja

Joosua Oja

SS Soldier
Oskari Skyttä

Oskari Skyttä

SS Soldier
Mila Leppälä

Mila Leppälä

Woman Prisoner
Jasmi Mäenpää

Jasmi Mäenpää

Woman Prisoner
Nora Nevia

Nora Nevia

Woman Prisoner
Jenna Tyni

Jenna Tyni

Woman Prisoner
Jarmo Hietamäki

Jarmo Hietamäki

Dead SS Soldier
Wellu Mikkonen

Wellu Mikkonen

Prisoner Truck Driver
Akseli Hakovirta

Akseli Hakovirta

Finnish Soldier
Juho-Lauri Hakovirta

Juho-Lauri Hakovirta

Finnish Soldier
Iisko Hirvasvuopio

Iisko Hirvasvuopio

Finnish Soldier
Sakari Maliniemi

Sakari Maliniemi

Finnish Soldier
Jukka Vuorela

Jukka Vuorela

Finnish Soldier
Jasmin Valjas

Jasmin Valjas

Assistant Bank Teller
Linnea Vilppunen

Linnea Vilppunen

Assistant Bank Teller
Hannu Anttila

Hannu Anttila

Bank Customer
Mario Esposito

Mario Esposito

Bank Customer
Tarmo Hassinen

Tarmo Hassinen

Bank Customer
Miia Heikkinen

Miia Heikkinen

Bank Customer
Kimmo Henriksson

Kimmo Henriksson

Bank Customer
Arto Kairajärvi

Arto Kairajärvi

Bank Customer
Risto Korhonen

Risto Korhonen

Bank Customer
Mirva Korvala

Mirva Korvala

Bank Customer
Steven Madlin

Steven Madlin

Bank Customer
Julia Malmsten

Julia Malmsten

Bank Customer
Annika Moisio

Annika Moisio

Bank Customer
Kari Parkkinen

Kari Parkkinen

Bank Customer
Tommi Pelkonen

Tommi Pelkonen

Bank Customer
Arto Peltomäki

Arto Peltomäki

Bank Customer
Leena Sormunen

Leena Sormunen

Bank Customer
Pekka Virkkunen

Pekka Virkkunen

Bank Customer
Jukka Virtanen

Jukka Virtanen

Bank Customer

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A Review by ChrisSawin 7

Written by ChrisSawin on 2023-05-11

_Sisu_ is an hour and a half slaughter fest loaded with despicable characters that you will actually enjoy seeing being ripped to pieces. ... read more

_Sisu_ is an hour and a half slaughter fest loaded with despicable characters that you will actually enjoy seeing being ripped to pieces. It is a film that endorses its simplicity a bit too heavily, but is an otherwise immensely entertaining piece of popcorn entertainment that will satisfy action junkies. **Full review:** https://boundingintocomics.com/2023/05/10/sisu-review-buying-the-golden-farm/

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A Review by MovieGuys 5

Written by MovieGuys on 2023-05-17

Sisu is a Finnish film, not from Quentin Tarantino but certainly cut from the same variety of gruesome cloth. The film is visceral and o... read more

Sisu is a Finnish film, not from Quentin Tarantino but certainly cut from the same variety of gruesome cloth. The film is visceral and over the top, celebrating slaughter, in a variety of horrifically novel, ways. I personally found the whole affair gratuitous, to be honest. What dwelt at the back of my mind and I feel should be remembered, is war is not a joke or a carnival. I grew up surrounded by people who lived and in some cases, served during WWII. The few tales they told were sad, often tragic and spoke of people trapped into a reality, not of their making or their wanting. On the upside, Sisu is well paced, exposition driven and has lots of variety in its action. Acting is solid but exposition, is really this flicks, true driver. On a certain level too, this film, recalls spaghetti Westerns, with a WWII, make over. In summary, if you like splatter style films, you'll probably like this, Just keep in mind, real people lived and died in WWII, on both sides. War is not a game, its not an entertainment.

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A Review by Zugifilmofil 9

Written by Zugifilmofil on 2023-05-18

The movie is all action but without special computer effects (at least none that are over the top like almost all Hollywood movies in last d... read more

The movie is all action but without special computer effects (at least none that are over the top like almost all Hollywood movies in last decade). It's all killing and blood with some unrealistic scenes but still a lot better than Hollywood stuff of last decade. No woke stuff here. Definitely worth watching for hour and a half of entertainment without political or social propaganda.

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A Review by Geronimo1967 6

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-06-01

I did quite enjoy this, but you really do have to be prepared to leave your common sense at the door. It's all about a man "Aatami" (Jorma T... read more

I did quite enjoy this, but you really do have to be prepared to leave your common sense at the door. It's all about a man "Aatami" (Jorma Tommila) who having had a brutal WWII already, has taken refuge in the remote Finnish wilderness where he is panning for - and finds - gold. Packing up, he sets off for civilisation but en route, encounters a dishevelled Nazi tank patrol under the command of "Bruno" (Aksel Hennie). Initially, they have little interest in the pilgrim, but some gunfire and explosions shortly after he passes them piques their interest and soon the most perilous of manhunts is engaged. The "Sisu" myth is based around a person who is not immortal, but who simply refuses to die - and "Aatami" certainly fits the bill. He flirts with knives, bullets, landmines and even the noose but death clearly doesn't want him just yet! Can he get his gold to the bank? It is gory, this film, but I found in quite a light-hearted way. Limbs blown hither and tither but somehow not in a menacing, or scary, fashion. Indeed, at times the action is actually mildly entertaining - especially when the women prisoners are given the opportunity for some good old-fashioned revenge. It's told with an hybrid Guy Ritchie or Sergio Leone style, episodically, and for the first hour works quite well. The tail end, though, falls away as the film - always of questionable plausibility - becomes just a little bit too "A-Team". There isn't much dialogue to comment on - no bad thing; and the action comes thick and fast in a production that is wonderfully illustrative of the bleakness of this environment (and of some with an human soul).

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A Review by screenzealots 7

Written by screenzealots on 2023-08-04

There’s a great deal of pleasure to be had in watching one man violently dispatch dozens of evil Nazis, and the WWII action film “Sisu” is a... read more

There’s a great deal of pleasure to be had in watching one man violently dispatch dozens of evil Nazis, and the WWII action film “Sisu” is a brutal, bloody delight. This midnight movie from writer-director Jalmari Helander embraces a comic book mentality that’s balanced with gory kills, a hearty dose of wit, and a potent story about courage and determination. With the second world war coming to an end, a solitary prospector (Jorma Tommila) in the Lapland wilderness of Northern Finland searches for gold with his last remaining companion: his dog. The pair cross paths with a band of Nazis who have left a path of scorched-earth destruction in their wake. Seeing an easy target, the Nazis steal the man’s large bag of gold. What they didn’t bargain for is that the man they’ve pissed off is no ordinary miner. The prospector is an ex-commando who is the stuff of legends, and he becomes a one-man death squad who will do anything to get his gold back. Unfortunately for the thieves, this means killing every single Nazi that comes into sight. The film’s title comes from the Finnish concept of “sisu,” a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. It’s a kick-ass idea to build a story upon, and Helander creates a myth that seems both outrageous yet plausible. The film is divided into chapters, each adding another level of depth to the narrative (including an unexpected and rousing piece that celebrates female empowerment). Viewers looking for nonstop action may find the film to be slow in parts, but the character development is well done (in reality, the pacing is almost perfect). Helander understands the real reason you’re here, though: to watch a good old fashioned Nazi massacre. Once the violence starts, it does not disappoint. There are shootings, stabbings, hangings, immolations, and all manners of complete annihilation. Body parts fly, men are crushed by tanks, and a horse explodes, just to name a few. As the kills pile up, the cheers for the body count of dead Nazis grow louder. “Sisu” is a skillfully crafted action film that’s a ton of fun. There’s plenty of bloody killing, but also an absorbing dramatic arc that quietly builds into a deafening crescendo.

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A Review by badelf 9

Written by badelf on 2023-08-06

This is gourmet action food. If you think Marvel heroes are great, they pale compared to this guy. Or, if you just like watching Nazis get t... read more

This is gourmet action food. If you think Marvel heroes are great, they pale compared to this guy. Or, if you just like watching Nazis get the living shit beat out of them, (I know I do) this is the film to watch. Or maybe you just want to see raped women get empowered for revenge. Sisu has all that. And it's bloody. I also love words that have no direct translation to English, like the Portuguese word soldade, or the German Schadenfreude. Now I've learned another, the Finnish word Sisu: A white-knuckled courage and unimaginable determination.

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A Review by BornKnight 7

Written by BornKnight on 2024-02-02

WWII action thriller about a lone man and ex-military that mines gold in Lapland, Finland during 1944 and the retreat of nazis forces. After... read more

WWII action thriller about a lone man and ex-military that mines gold in Lapland, Finland during 1944 and the retreat of nazis forces. After encountering an abundant quantity of gold he encounters retreating units of nazis, a bigger one that encounters him, and a little one that messes with him and hell is set loose. Jalmari Helander director and writer did a good job on this one, that is divided in chapters - similarities with Rambo III and John Wick aren't so coincide since the production crew worked in John Wick. Wait for gory deaths, and very good choreographies on the sequences of fighting. The story is also original in it's way and reminds a lot Tarantino. Jorma Tommila as Aatami the protagonist does a good job, better that Keanu btw. There are some goofs as the post WWII tank used by the germans but ok. Good production and fun if you like revenge and violent movies, a 7,0 out of 10,0 / B for me.

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A Review by Chris Sawin

_Sisu_ is an hour and a half slaughter fest loaded with despicable characters that you will actually enjoy seeing being ripped to pieces. It is a film that endorses its simplicity a bit too heavily, but is an otherwise immensely entertai...

reviewer avatar

A Review by ChrisSawin 7

Written by ChrisSawin on 2023-05-11

_Sisu_ is an hour and a half slaughter fest loaded with despicable characters that you will actually enjoy seeing being ripped to pieces. It is a film that endorses its simplicity a bit too heavily...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by MovieGuys 5

Written by MovieGuys on 2023-05-17

Sisu is a Finnish film, not from Quentin Tarantino but certainly cut from the same variety of gruesome cloth. The film is visceral and over the top, celebrating slaughter, in a variety of horrific...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Zugifilmofil 9

Written by Zugifilmofil on 2023-05-18

The movie is all action but without special computer effects (at least none that are over the top like almost all Hollywood movies in last decade). It's all killing and blood with some unrealistic sce...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Geronimo1967 6

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-06-01

I did quite enjoy this, but you really do have to be prepared to leave your common sense at the door. It's all about a man "Aatami" (Jorma Tommila) who having had a brutal WWII already, has taken refu...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by screenzealots 7

Written by screenzealots on 2023-08-04

There’s a great deal of pleasure to be had in watching one man violently dispatch dozens of evil Nazis, and the WWII action film “Sisu” is a brutal, bloody delight. This midnight movie from writer-dir...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by badelf 9

Written by badelf on 2023-08-06

This is gourmet action food. If you think Marvel heroes are great, they pale compared to this guy. Or, if you just like watching Nazis get the living shit beat out of them, (I know I do) this is the f...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by BornKnight 7

Written by BornKnight on 2024-02-02

WWII action thriller about a lone man and ex-military that mines gold in Lapland, Finland during 1944 and the retreat of nazis forces. After encountering an abundant quantity of gold he encounters ret...

read more