Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Finland's Latest Thriller Export - Priest of Evil

Harjunpaa aka Priest of Evil is another film from Finland. This latest movie from this small country is a crime thriller and a novel adaptation of Matti Joensuu's material. The film follows a serial killer through his devious pursuits, as he takes victims from "Helsinki tube stations" (Twitch). One detective must test an underground bunker to find a murderous, but anonymous killer. Have a watch of the first trailer for the film courtesy of Twitch Films.

The synopsis for Priest of Evil:

"After a strange succession of deaths at Helsinki tube stations, the police are baffled: no one has seen anything and the tapes from the CCTV show nothing. Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpaa of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit has seen more than enough of the seamier side of human nature in his career, but the forces of evil have never before crossed his path in such an overwhelming fashion. It emerges that his adversary is a deluded but dangerous character living in an underground bunker in the middle of an uninhabited Helsinki hillside. Detective Sergeant Harjunpaa must now face his most terrifying case yet" (Twitch).

Release Date: October 29th (Limitied - In Finland Only).

Director: Olli Saarela.

Writers: Matti Yrjana Joensuu, and Leo Viirret.

Cast: Peter Franzen, Irina Bjorklund, and Jenni Banerjee.

The trailer for the film here:


Priest of Evil at Twitch Films

The horrors of war are shown in director Olli Saarela's 1999 film Ambush:

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