The Cuckoo Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Cuckoo the Movie

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It's not a joke but the film does have its humorous moments: a Russian, a Finn, and a Lapp are drawn together in 1944. That was the year the Nazis, who occupied Finland, pulled out, leaving behind Finns who had been pressed into service against the advancing Russians. One of these Finns is reluctant sniper Veiko (Haapasalo). The Russian is Ivan (Bychkov), wounded and found by the Lapp--young war widow Anni (Juuso)--who is caring for him in her hut. Veiko also stumbles upon the hut. None speak the other's language, which doesn't prevent a lot of conversation and misunderstandings as well as desire. In Finnish, Russian, and Sami (the Lapp language) with subtitles.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from Russian.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Romantic Triangles, Military: Foreign, Anti-War War Movies
Alexander Rogozhkin
Willie Haapsalo, Anni-Kristina Usso, Vikter Bychkov
Andrei Zhegalov
Alexander Rogozhkin
Dmitri Pavlov
Anatoly Goudkovsky, Sergey Sokolov, Yulia Rumyatseva, Marina Nikolaeva, Vladimir Svetozarov
Sergei Solyanov, CTB, Sony Pictures Classics

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