Wildeye (Finnish: Kätilö) is an upcoming Finnish romantic war drama film directed by Antti Jokinen. It is an adaptation of Finnish author Katja Kettu's bestselling 2011 novel Kätilö set before and during Lapland War. The film stars Krista Kosonen and Lauri Tilkanen with Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Leea Klemola, Seppo Pääkkönen, Elina Knihtilä, Tommi Korpela, and Johannes Brotherus in supporting roles. The film tells the story about a love affair between a Lapp midwife and a Nazi SS officer set against the backdrop of the Lapland War, which opposed Finnish and German armies in 1944-45.
Krista Kosonen as Helena,
Lauri Tilkanen as Johannes,
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius as Jouni,
Leea Klemola as Aune,
Seppo Pääkkönen as Björne,
Elina Knihtilä as Heta,
Tommi Korpela as a Nazi SS officer Gödel,
Johannes Brotherus as Aleksei,
Principal photography began in Lithuania on May 13, 2014.Krista Kosonen who plays female lead, Helena, cut her hair on camera for the role. She also learned Finnish dialect from Katja Kettu's novel. Many cast members change their physical appearances; Tommi Korpela lost 44 pounds for his role as a Nazi SS officer; Elina Knihtilä lost 22 pounds for her character Heta, prisoner of war. On April 10, 2015 Jokinen informed in an interview that the production of the film was finished and that the film was complete.
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