Personally, I think movies like Raja 1918 are a welcome change of pace from the usual Finnish fare of romantic comedies that aren\'t funny or empty WW2 epics. On average, they make one good movie a year, and those are usually indie. This was it.Raja 1918 is a very grim movie.
While it doesn\'t tell about war as such, it is set against the backdrop of the end of the Great War and the Finnish civil war. The main character, von Munck (Martin Bahne), is an officer stationed to the Karelian isthmus to establish a national border for the fledgling nation state of Finland.In his job, he must deal with fugitive reds, such as the notorious Heikki Kiljunen (Tommi Korpela), smugglers, refugees trying to cross the border, and his own lieutenant who nurses a hatred for the reds bordering on the sociopathic (Lauri Nurkse).