Lieutenant Takala joins a group of war veterans who gather in a restaurant to reminisce their unit's operations on the Finnish-Soviet front. A flashback takes us back to summer 1944 where ... See full summary »
Based on a controversial best-selling novel named Sissiluutnantti by Paavo Rintala, Sissit tells a story of a mission by a Finnish army long range recon patrol operating deep behind soviet lines during world war II. All is not rosy as the battle-hardened men of the special detachment of the 20th division fight their way through the enemy lines. If you liked Peckinpah's Cross of Iron, you probably won't be disappointed after seeing this one.