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BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES

by Erja Dammert

synopsis

During the Winter War and the Continuation War almost 80,000 children were sent away from Finland to safe countries. Most of the children were taken to Sweden, but Denmark and Norway also accepted a few thousand refugees. Some of them stayed in their foster families for only a few months, some for many years. Many of the children travelled several times between the countries, and to some the foster family became a permanent home abroad.

international title: Between Two Countries
original title: Sotalapset
country: Finland
year: 2003
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Erja Dammert
film run: 93'
release date: FI 07/11/2003
screenplay: Erja Dammert
cinematography by: Marita Hällfors
film editing: Jukka Nykänen
music: Jovanka Trobovich
producer: Ulla Simonen
production: Kinotar Oy
backing: Finnish Film Foundation
distributor: SF Studios Finland Oy
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