Auf Wiedersehen Finnland

Auf Wiedersehen Finnland

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

A fascinating film that uncovers an overlooked area in Finnish history; When German soldiers withdrew from Lapland in 1944, about a thousand Finnish women for various reasons left the country with them, the majority returning by 1948. A quarantine camp in Hanko, interrogations and contempt awaited them in their homeland. The skillful narrative constructs a coherent, cinematic whole from the humane, emotional stories of individual women, who agree to show their names and faces for the very first time in public.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Virpi Suutari
Script: Virpi Suutari
Cinematography: Heikki Färm
Editing: Jukka Nykänen
Sound: Olli Huhtanen
Music: Pekka Kuusisto, Johanna Juhola
Production: For Real Productions
Producers: Cilla Werning
Co-production: YLE Co-productions, ARTE France Cinéma
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Finland
Production Year: 2010
Duration: 78΄
Contact: Kinotar Oy

Virpi Suutari

Virpi Suutari is an awarded filmmaker, known for her personal cinematic style and emotional narratives. Her documentary The Idle Ones (2002) was nominated for the EFA prize and won several awards as the Best Nordic Documentary. Her work has been screened in numerous international film festivals, also in the form of a retrospective, and has been distributed all over the world. Virpi Suutari is a member of the European Film Academy and she has served as a jury member in many festivals.


2001 The Idle Ones
2005 Along the Road Little Child
2010 Auf Wiedersehen Finnland
2013 Hilton!
2014 Garden Lovers
2016 Elegance (short)
2018 Entrepreneur
2020 Aalto
2021 A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country (short)