is a historical period. The art and film of each era interpret
epochs differently. For example, the film "A Respectable
Tragedy" ("Säädyllinen murhenäytelmä")
is set in Helsinki in the 1930's. The scenographer of the
film, Kati Ilmaranta, says that nowadays the epoch can well
be approached from the author's own point of view. It is not
required to set a historically exact period for the film,
instead, the most important thing is the contemporary viewer's
image of the epoch in question.
kind of free approach into an epoch can also be detected in
the film "Ambush" ("Rukajärven tie").
The weaponry of the reconnaissance party does not correspond
to actual weaponry of a reconnaissance party of the early
Continuation War, even though the weapons are from the early
1940's. But it is a film and not history learning material.
The film Lieutenant Perkoila's historical model, reserve Major
Pentti Perttuli commented in the weekly Nyt-magazine ["Now"]
on the relationship between the historical truth of the Continuation
War and the film in question: "-- -- but wasn't it great
when Kari Heiskanen shot one-handed with an 'emma'."
Koulukino. Säädyllinen murhenäytelmä.
Koulukino. Rukajärven tie. [www.ses.fi/koulukino/suomi.htm]
NYT. Arvostelu. [www.helsinginsanomat.fi/nyt/