Sisu (Final Screening)
8:45pm - Sunday, Jun 11, 2023
During the last desperate days of WWII, a solitary prospector (Jorma Tommila) crosses paths with Nazis on a scorched-earth retreat in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover that they have just tangled with no ordinary miner. While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word "sisu", this legendary ex-commando will embody what sisu means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. And no matter what the Nazis throw at him, the one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back -- even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path.
"Sometimes all you want is a grizzled Finnish gold prospector relentlessly slaughtering cartoon evil Nazis in a variety of inventive and messy ways." (Observer UK)
"Serving up stone-cold multiplex mayhem, 'Sisu' makes no bones about it — this is a film about one mad bastard killing a gazillion Nazis. It’s almost impossible not to love it." (Empire Magazine)
"'Sisu' is a true-blue B-movie with no greater purpose than indulging fantasies of dispatching sneering and terminally stupid fascist scumf—s from this mortal coil." (Decider)
Sunday, June 11
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
SISU (Jalmari Helander, 2022 / 92 mins / 18A / Finnish with English subtitles) When an ex-soldier who discovers gold in the Lapland wilderness tries to take the loot into the city, Nazi soldiers led by a brutal SS officer battle him.
*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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