In 1905, a young law student, Robert Hedman, belongs a group of Finnish activists striving for independence from the Russian Empire. He purchases weapons for the rebels from a shady businessman called Jonni. Jonni agrees to deliver a machine gun but also plans to blackmail the group. Jonni’s girlfriend Manja and Robert fall in love with each other and Manja volunteers to help the activists to steal the weapon. When Jonni finds out about the theft, he reports the rebels to the Tsarist militia. Robert is imprisoned but escapes and is chased by the military. During the chase, Manja is wounded and dies in Robert’s arms whereas he manages to sail out of the country.
When The Stolen Death/Varastettu kuolema was released in September 1938, it was perceived as confusing. The film that had been widely advertised as an experiment within the action genre, an ‘amazing example of . . . Read More