The film “SISU,” written and directed by Jalmari Helander (Big Game), is set during World War II in Finnish Lapland and follows a gold prospector who fights to protect his treasure from a Nazi killing squad led by a vicious Schutzstaffel officer.
Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan, and Mimosa Willamo feature in the film. The film premiered in Finland on January 27, 2023, and will be released in limited theatres in the United States on April 28, 2023.
What’s the story of “SISU”
“SISU” follows the story of Aatami Korpi (Jorma Tommila), a gold prospector and veteran of the Winter War, during the Lapland War in late 1944. Living alone in the remote wilderness of Lapland, Aatami spends his days panning and mining in search of gold. After a period of hard work, Aatami finally strikes gold and collects a significant amount of gold nuggets, which he plans to deliver to the nearest town.
On his journey, Aatami comes across a Wehrmacht platoon of thirty soldiers led by the cruel SS Obersturmführer Bruno Helldorf and his subordinate, Wolf. The platoon is destroying settlements in their retreat and has taken numerous captives with them. Initially, the platoon pays little attention to Aatami, but when they learn of his gold, they decide to seize it from him.
However, Aatami is not an easy target. During the Winter War, he was known as Koschei, “The Immortal,” due to his formidable fighting skills. The platoon’s attempts to capture Aatami and steal his gold result in a series of brutal clashes that showcase Aatami’s incredible courage and resilience. No matter what the Nazis throw at him, the one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back – even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path.
“SISU” releases in theaters on April 28
Ever since the release of its first trailer several short movie clips have also been released that have piqued the imagination of any moviegoers interested in onscreen action and violence. Furthermore, what could be more entertaining than seeing an old man slaughter nasty Nazis?