Korkein voitto

Korkein voittoDer höchste Sieg / The Supreme Victory

Retrospective, Finland 1929, 89 Min., silent, fin., sw. it, ger. st

Baron Henrik von Hagen, an officer and a bon vivant, is deeply in debt. It is not until he wins a lottery that he is able to re-kindle the relationship begun a decade before with the Russian ballerina Vera Vasiljevna. He discovers that the attractive, emancipated former dancer has a new passion – painting Finland’s winter landscapes. But on their joint outings, he realises that she prefers to capture scenes near military installations, artillery batteries, and ammunition depots … This melodramatic espionage tale clearly benefited from the Hollywood experiences of director and star Carl von Haartman. With fast-paced suspense, it combines what were then the latest “gadgets” such as a miniature camera concealed in a vanity case, with the sheer beauty of the Nordic winter landscape. – Colour restoration with live musical accompaniment.

The students of the Lübeck music and art college, under the leadership of lecturer Sascha Sauberborn, use modern sounds to spur on the action in this film showcasing modern “gadgets”. Niklas Schwehm - accordion, Adrian Puhlmann - guitar, Jonathan Wittlich - piano, Sascha Sauerborn - percussion & effects

Director Carl von Haartmann

Screenplay Carl von Haartmann

Producer Erkki Karu

Festival Contact National Audiovisual Institute KAVI, Mail: kavi@kavi.fi, Web: www.kavi.fi

Cast Carl von Haartman (Baron von Hagen), Kerstin Nylander (Vera Vasiljevna), Aku Korhonen (Spion), Erik Fröling (Konsul), Ellen Sylvin (Karin), Eero Kilpi (Arzt)

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