Les Fistons / Pojat

Pojat

Fiction, Finland, 1962, 116 mn, b/w, O/FS

by Mikko Niskanen
with Pentti Tarkiainen, Matti Loiri, Uti Saurio, Hannu Vironmäki

Mikko Niskanen wrote and directed this film about life in Nazi-occupied Finland. The desultory effect of war is shown as it affects a group of young boys left alone while their parents fight the enemy. The boys run wild in lieu of the lack of parental direction and advice, showing war has many casualties that are not only on the front lines of battle.