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Finnish Film is Thursday, 2 pm and 6 pm

November 9, 2009

HANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center will show the Finnish film "Käsky" this Thursday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

"Käsky," with the English-language title of "Tears of April," is set in 1918 at the end of Finland's civil war After Private Aaro Harjula witnesses many brutal executions, he finds a survivor, a young Red platoon leader named Miina, and decides to personally escort her to a nearby military tribunal where he believes she will receive a fair trial.

As Aaro and Miina journey together, feelings develop between the two that will cause Aaro to question his loyalty, especially when the tribunal's judge turns out to be corrupt.

There is no charge to attend the film, but donations are accepted.

The Finnish American Heritage Center is at 435 Quincy St., Hancock. For information, call 906-487-7549.