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‘Sisu’ Movie Review: Gold Mine of Blood and Gore

‘Sisu’ Movie

‘Sisu’ Movie is all about a man who has already sustained many gunshot wounds is placed in a dangerous scenario and allowed to hang himself. But in a last-ditch effort to save himself, he impales a rusty, thick nail that juts out of the pole he is hanging from into one of his gunshot wounds.

This enables him to support his own weight and relieve noose pressure. You’re in for a treat with the rest of the movie, which is an action-packed, gore-filled adventure, if you find this to be an interesting and not nauseating exhibition of survival instincts.

The Plot of ‘Sisu’ Movie

‘Sisu’ Movie belongs on your must-watch list if you enjoy crazy, gory action flicks. Aatami Korpi, a gold prospector and veteran of the Winter War, discovers gold during a regular digging session in this 1944 drama.

‘Sisu’ Movie

He sets off on a long and laborious trek over the isolated tundra of Lapland to get the nuggets to a bank that is 563 miles distant. However, a Nazi unit led by Bruno Helldorf and his subordinate Wolf causes difficulties.

All hell breaks loose when they misjudge Aatami and attempt to steal his money, and they discover why this person is known as Koschei, which translates to “The Immortal.”

Direction of  ‘Sisu’ Movie

Jalmari Helander, the director of the movie, combines the clichés of war, exploitation, Nazis, ladies in peril, and “messing with the wrong guy” to create a plain but incredibly powerful and effective historical actioner.

The Finnish word “Sisu” is thought to lack a literal translation in English. Stoic resolve, tenacity of purpose, fortitude, boldness, resilience, and hardiness have all been used to define it.

A slide at the beginning of the movie refers to it as a “white-knuckled form of courage,” and Aatami is the perfect example of what it means in real life.

‘Sisu’ Movie Review

Action and Carnage of ‘Sisu’ Movie

The mind-numbing action in ‘Sisu’ Movie and the commonalities between its main characters give the film a historical setting and an absence of logic and explanation. The notion of director Helander to set the movie at that time also makes it the ideal environment for the carnage.

Helldorf and his squad intend to use the stolen riches to buy their release when they are captured by the enemy since they are aware that the Nazis are fighting a losing battle. In a movie like Sisu, which isn’t particularly interested in logic and reasoning, a little bit of sense of necessity can go a long way.

Without a doubt, the action scenes are fantastic. Aatami sends body parts flying with knives, machine guns, landmines, and even aerial explosives, making us enjoy the mayhem.

If that isn’t graphic enough, there are scenes where our hero, in keeping with his line of work, digs into his wounds to extract bullets and shrapnel. The adage “survival of the fittest” is elevated to a whole new level by Sisu.

We believe when a character labels him immortal and another one corrects him by stating, “No, he just refuses to die,” because of his legendary position and the deeds that follow.


The movie “Sisu” will be added to a long list of films with the subtitle “101 Ways to Kill Nazis,” and given how many Nazis are killed, you end up praying that Hitler is Aatami’s final opponent.

Since it’s rare that we see a movie where a soldier steps on a landmine that instantly kills him and sends his severed leg flying to the opposite end of the field to set off another mine.

Thanks to its lead actress Tommila’s mature performance—which could have easily devolved into a caricature—you still decide to buy it.