Director
Antti Jokinen
Country
 Estonia Finland
Actors
Laura Birn, Liisi Tandefelt, Amanda Pilke, Peter Franzén, Krista Kosonen, Tommi Korpela, Kristjan Sarv, Jarmo Mäkinen, Jaanika Arum
Overview
Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the claws of the Russian mafia that held her as a sex slave. Survivors both, Aliide and Zara engage in unearthing each other’s motives and gradually, and their stories merge into one, revealing the tragedy of a family during the cruelest years in Estonian history.
Release Date
7 September 2012
Original Title
Puhdistus
Genres
Drama, History
Runtime
2 h 05 min
Languages
suomi
Production
Solar Films, Taska Film
Producer
Jukka Helle, Markus Selin
Author
Writer
Director of Photography
Rauno Ronkainen
Original Music Composer
Tuomas Kantelinen

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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