Sisu – TIFF 2022


Sisu – TIFF 2022

When an ex-soldier who discovers gold in the Lapland wilderness tries to take the loot into the city, Nazi soldiers led by a brutal SS officer battle him.

A lone prospector tries to protect his stash of gold from a group of Nazis in Sisu. In 1945 Finland, at the tail end of World War II, former soldier Aatami Korpi () strikes it big when he uncovers a large deposit of gold. While on his way to bring the gold back to the city, Korpi crosses paths with a squad of Nazis led by SS Obersturmführer Bruno Helldorf () and his second-in-command Wolf (). Helldorf decides to take the gold for himself but soon learns that Aatami Korpi is an infamous killing machine who epitomizes the quintessential Finnish concept of “sisu” — a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds.

Sisu, also known as Immortal, is a World War II action film from writer/director Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports, Big Game). The film stars Helander's frequent collaborator Jorma Tommila as Aatami Korpi, a retired soldier trying to make a living as a prospector. However, when Korpi crosses paths with an SS Death Squad, he is forced back into action to take the Nazis out and free a group of imprisoned women led by Aino ().

There isn't all that much plot and story-wise to Sisu, other than a “lone one-man army fights off against a squad of Nazis.” Jalmari Helander is very much going for a “Mad Max meet Rambo” aesthetic with Sisu, particularly the latter's penchant for gory violence. The end result is a satisfying action film that should satisfy the audience's bloodlust.

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