I generally love non-American movies in general and those dealing with WW2 in specific, which gives me pause to rate this only 3 stars. Ambush (perhaps the title is not well translated) features a Finnish soldier leaving his fiancée to fight the Russians. But she, the nurse, is sent to the front too and they enjoy a surprise reunion before he secures transport for her and her fellow nurses to leave the danger. He leads his platoon of bicycle troops through the forests on a behind the lines mission that takes on an ominous quality. The film's title comes not from what happens to him but rather to his fiancée, and this leads to why in the end I took away two stars. His story is compelling enough; leading a band of young and veteran soldiers deeper and deeper into enemy territory. But his fiancée's story is almost completely missing. It seems like a huge gap, which leaves it as mere plot device. This, along with a somewhat cheesy final battle sequence, are weaknesses that compelling acting and scenery can't overcome.