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by Jussi Hiltunen


A remote Finnish village in Lapland, just across the Swedish border. A retiring police officer learns that his illegitimate son has been released from prison and is terrorizing the area. The young man has found out the big family secret and seeks for revenge by assaulting people close to the police officer – including his other legitimate son. The hatred between the two brothers leaves the area in a state of vengeance and violence forcing the villagers to take the law in their own hands. While trying to prevent the brothers from killing each other, the police officer is forced to face his past mistakes.

international title: Law of the Land
original title: Armoton maa
country: Finland, Norway
sales agent: LevelK
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Jussi Hiltunen
film run: 90'
release date: FI 20/01/2017
screenplay: Jussi Hiltunen
cast: Ville Virtanen, Antti Holma, Mikko Neuvonen, Malin Buska, Outi Mäenpää, Pernilla August, Jørgen Langhelle, Andreas af Enehielm, Trond Halbo, Tarja Heinula, Kristoffer Isaksen, Minna Koskela, Jarmo Koski
cinematography by: Tuomo Hutri
film editing: Kimmo Taavila
art director: Markku Pätilä
costumes designer: Nina Erdahl
music: Kirka Sainio
producer: Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg
co-producer: Svein Andersen, Kjetil Jensberg, Joachim Lyng
production: Making Movies, Sweet Films AS, FilmCamp
backing: Norwegian Film Institute, Yle, Finnish Film Foundation, Eurimages, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, FilmCamp
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy
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