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Ambush takes place in the first days of WWII in Russia Karelia by the Finnish border. A young lieutenant is sent on reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines, leaving his beautiful fiancee behind. During his mission he receives tragic news that she has been killed by the Russians. Now, the war is personal. The young, blue-eyed officer changes into a killing machine. Finnish w/English subtitles_
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First of all remember this: Finland was NEVER allied with Germany. We actually fought against germans in the war so I wouldn't call that an alliance. We were put on the bad side because we fought against Soviet union and they were one of the "winners" of the second world war. Finland bought weapons from Germany because we knew there will be another war against Russia. No-one else sold us weapons because the US tried to stay out of the war and UK wanted to be friends with Russia so they wouldn't have to fight alone against Germany. Russia started the Winter war and Finland started the Continuation war(not sure about the english name). The second war was only to get back the areas that we lost in the first war but in the end we had to give them anyway. For every finn this war was justified because many people had to leave their homes when russians took parts of our country. It was considered finnish territory and we wanted it back.
Second point: we really used small groups of men behind enemy lines. They had two main jobs: recon and sabotage missions. These groups are quite famous in Finland, even one of our old presidents has been on these missions. He was lead by Lauri Törni (later Larry Thorne in US army) who John Wayne is acting in "Green berets". And these groups really didn't have much food or big weapons with them, they couldn't carry much. The idea about small groups is stranger to big countries but these groups were really effective and it's easier to move 5-10 men unnoticed than bigger group.
About the movie: I don't like war movies that put the love story ahead of the war. I would like to see a movie about these small finnish groups who went deep in to the enemy zone to destroy railway tracks and supply lines or to get information about enemy formations. As far as I remember this movie was quite ok but the non-war elements ruined it for me. I still enjoyed the movie and I can recommend it to most of the people reading this.
So far one of the best war movies I have seen is "Tuntematon sotilas", "The Unknown soldier". It's old and it has many annoying characters (everyone who has been in army know that this is just realism) but it's still better than most of the Hollywood's superhero-movies. If you want to see a movie about finnish wars in the WW2 then I'd suggest "the Unknown soldier" (if you can find it somewhere) and "Winter war". "Ambush" is the "Pearl harbor" of finnish war movies, but naturally it's way better than BH.
As I have never been a soldier or taken part in any conflict I am not a qualified judge, but something about this film simply feels right and it confirms with most history books on the subject.
I liked it immensely.
The film itself rates 5 stars.
There is a downside however and that is the sloopy transfer to DVD this movie is, picture quality is poor and subtitles (in English) are fixed to the movie itself, not really subtitles but part of the film which looks to have been ripped of from a video tape so there is nothing in the way of DVD quality.