The Interrogation

Original title Kuulustelu

Directed by Jörn Donner

Length 110min

Genre Drama

Year of production 2009

Production country Finland

Starring Minna Haapkylä, Marcus Groth, H-P Björkman, Lauri Nurkse

Written by Olli Soinio

Director of Photography Pirjo Honkasalo

Production Design Pentti Valkeasuo

Costume Design Auli Turtiainen

Make-up Design Mari Vaalasranta, Mila Niemi

Editing Klaus Grabber

Sound Design Joonas Jyrälä

Composer Pedro Hietanen

Producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff / Bufo in co-production with Jörn Donner / Donner Productions

Kerttu Nuorteva, a Finnish-born Soviet citizen and spy, was dropped into Finland by parachute in February 1942. She operated undercover in Helsinki until September 7th when she was arrested after a mistake she had made.

The Interrogation is, as the title reveals, the story about her interrogations that were conducted by three consecutive men. At first, they got no results. Kerttu, whose true identity is slowly revealed, refuses to believe when she is told about the cruelty of Stalin´s killing machinery that also targeted Finns. Little by little, her defences start to crumble as the World War is irrevocably turning in favour of the Soviet Union.