Shadow Lines – 2021

Which side are you on? - 18 x 45'


Finland, Spring of 1956. While the Finnish president is starting his first term amid a general strike and riots, the Fist, a secret task group, is recovering from the great sacrifices it had to make to prevent the USA and the USSR from meddling in the election.

The youngest member of the group, Helena, is still trying to figure out her parent’s destiny, unaware of the existence of a secret fascist organisation called the Brothers of Hate, that is plotting against the government with the support of the CIA.

It’s time for Helena to grow into the leader she was born to be and take the Fist to battle once again to keep their country independent.

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Why we like it:

Witty and glamorous, this female-led spy thriller draws you into a world where personal dilemmas can change the fate of a nation. A never-seen-before perspective on the Cold War!

  • Genre:

    Period Spy Thriller

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  • Director:

    AJ Annila

    Alli Haapasalo

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  • Written by:

    Katri Manninen

    Kirsti Manninen

  • Cast:

    Emmi Parviainen

    Olavi Uusivirta

    HP Björkman

    Sampo Sarkola

    Katja Küttner

    Jonna Järnefelt

    Jessica Grabowsky