added: Mon, Dec 24th '12
Watch the gripping trailer for "Purge," the foreign dramatic thriller from Finland-born director Antti J. Jokinen, which stars Laura Birn, Amanda Pilke, and Liisi Tandefelt. The Finnish movie is based on the international best-selling novel from author Sofi Oksanen, and it follows the parallel storylines of two Estonian women from different time periods but connected by similar horrific events. When a teenage girl, who's been held captive in a Russian sex-trafficking ring, finds a way to escape to a small country farmhouse, she meets an elderly woman and learns about her young, tragic life as a victim of brutal atrocities committed by the Soviet army during WWII.
Already a sizable hit in Finland, "Purge" was selected as the country's Oscar entry for 2013's Best Foreign-Language Film. However, according to recent reports, the movie unfortunately didn't make Oscar's foreign shortlist. While it currently without a US distributor, the film is slated to open the UK sometime next year.
A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past. (via imdb.com)
directed by Antti J. Jokinen
starring Laura Birn, Amanda Pilke, Liisi Tandefelt, Peter Franzen, Tommi Korpela
release date 2013