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CHERRY THE GEEK TV-INTERVIEW: “SISU” WRITER/DIRECTOR JALMARI HELANDER DISCUSSES “FIRST BLOOD”-INSPIRED NAZI-KILLING ACTION FLICK

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Lionsgate’s big “Nazis mess with the wrong man and get their asses slaughtered” action movie Sisu opens this weekend, and Sisu writer/director Jalmari Helander sat down with Cherry the Geek TV to chat about the film.

Helander, inspired by the first Rambo film First Blood, talked about that inspiration, the challenges of making his first big action film, the difficulties of shooting scenes with an uncooperative horse, and working with his longtime leading man Jorma Tommila.

You can watch the full interview by clicking on the link below:

Sisu takes place during the last desperate days of WWII, as a solitary prospector (Jorma Tommila) crosses paths with Nazis on a scorched-earth retreat in northern Finland.  When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover that they have just tangled with no ordinary miner.  While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word “sisu”, this legendary ex-commando will embody what sisu means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds.  And no matter what the Nazis throw at him, the one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back – even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path.

This is Helander’s first action film. He has previously directed films Big Game and Rare Exports.

Sisu opens in theatres everywhere April 28th.

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