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by Ilkka Vanne


A story about three young women whose lives are inflicted by the war. Mona has just finished school and dreams of veterinary studies in Oslo. Anna is thinking of getting married and starting her own family. Ruth has her mind set on studying Theology. But how to believe in a future when the whole world around you is shaking? The film follows five years of the lives of Mona, Anna and Ruth, from 1939 to 1944.

international title: Promise
original title: Lupaus
country: Finland
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Ilkka Vanne
screenplay: Inkeri Kilpinen (based on a story by Elina Halttunen)
cast: Laura Birn, Hanna Lekander, Karoliina Vanne
production: Fantasiafilmi Oy, Lotta Svärd Organisation
backing: Finnish Film Foundation
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution
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