Oma Maa (2018)


Introduction

Oma Maa is a 2018 drama romance film by director Markku Pölönen.

Oma maa means My Own Land or Our Native Land, literally: own land/country, the promise of land made to war veterans.

Also known as Land of Hope (English worldwide transliteration).

Outline

Anni lives a sheltered life until she falls in love with Veikko, who has been wounded at the end of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her life behind and moves with Veikko to North Karelia.

Cast

  • Oona Airola … Anni Malmberg.
  • Konsta Laakso … Veikko Naskali.
  • Helmi Linnosmaa … Hilkka Malmberg.
  • Antti Virmavirta … Kalevi Malmberg.
  • Marjaana Maijala … Ella Malmberg.
  • Hannu-Pekka Björkman … Kullervo.
  • Arto Heikkilä … Vertti Hiironen.
  • Marja Packalén … Maire Luukkonen.
  • Mika Nuojua … Aatos Luukkonen.

Trivia

  • The character Iivo played by Olli Riipinen speaks Karelian language, which is traditionally spoken in the areas that were ceded by Finland to the Soviet Union after the Continuation War.
  • Karelian is still spoken on those areas.
  • Finland also has Karelian-speaking minority.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Markku Pölönen.
  • Producer(s):
    • Jukka Helle … producer.
    • Merja Laakkonen … executive producer: Suomen Filmiteollisuus.
    • Yrjö Laakkonen … executive producer: Suomen Filmiteollisuus.
    • Tiina Pesonen … line producer.
    • Satu Sadinkangas … executive producer: Suomen Filmiteollisuus.
    • Risto Salomaa … producer.
    • Markus Selin … producer.
    • Juha Vidgren … executive producer: Suomen Filmiteollisuus.
    • Jukka Vidgren … producer: Suomen Filmiteollisuus.
  • Writer(s):
    • Antti Heikkinen.
    • Markku Pölönen.
  • Music:
    • Pessi Levanto … composer.
  • Cinematography:
    • Konsta Sohlberg.
  • Editor(s):
    • Kimmo Taavila.
  • Production:
    • Solar Films.
    • Suomen Filmiteollisuus Oy (co-production).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Nordisk Film (2018) (Finland) (all media).
  • Release Date: 31 August 2018 (Hyvinkää Red Carpet Film Festival, Finland)
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 108 minutes.
  • Country: Finland.
  • Language: Finnish.

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