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14 Ratings

One Man's War

Yhden miehen sota

Directed by Risto Jarva
Finland, 1973


Man leaves his factory job and sells everything to buy an earth mover and start his own business, traveling from place to place with his wife and child. There is not enough work and he is eventually forced to emigrate after many hardships.

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One Man's War Directed by Risto Jarva

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1974 | Winner: OCIC Award - Recommendation (Forum of New Cinema)

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  • Dada Kubin's rating of the film One Man's War

    The story of a private entrepreneur who buys a digger and tries to make a living in the construction business (while living in a bus with his family) but eventually fails. Shot in a documentary style it gives a bleak but (I reckon) realistic picture of being a small-time entrepreneur in 1970s Finland. Definitely a movie that the Finnish Tourist Agency doesn't want you to see. But you should, because life is hard.

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