‘Deliciously gory’ Nazi-killing movie from same studio as John Wick now streaming on Amazon Prime
A ‘deliciously gory’ film from John Wick’s studio about a former Finnish commando fighting Nazis for a haul of gold is streaming in the UK now.
World War II thriller Sisu is available on Amazon Prime Video and follows the elderly Aatami Korpi through Lapland as he seeks to retrieve a haul of gold, stolen by retreating Nazis at the end of the war.
The soldiers discover that Jorma Tommila’s character is tougher than he appears, as a former military man himself.
Aatami has to defend himself, and secure his treasure, through the most violent means possible, in scenes which make it understandable that the production comes from the same studio as the Keanu Reeves classics.
Despite the exceptional levels of gore, Sisu – directed by Jalmari Helander – has received rave reviews, including a score of 94 per cent on website Rotten Tomatoes.
Not for the faint-hearted: A ‘deliciously gory’ film from John Wick’s studio about a former Finnish commando fighting Nazis for a haul of gold is streaming in the UK now
Award winner: Jorma Tomilla (pictured) won the Best Actor category at Cataalonia’s Sitges International Film Festival for his performance as Aatami Korpi
Its critics’ consensus describes the film as ‘an inspired pastiche’ which is ‘narratively lean as it is deliriously gory.’
Viewers can now watch on Amazon Prime Video, where it costs £15.99 to rent, rated 15 for its severe violence and gore.
Helander’s film also swept up at Catalonia’s Sitges International Film Festival, winning Best Film, Best Music, Best Cinematography, and Best Actor – for Tommila.
That success came after its release in Finland in January, but the true test was in the US box office when it came out the following April.
It grossed an unexpectedly high $7.3 million in the US and Canada combined, which could mean that there is a sequel coming – so now would be the time to get ahead.
The month before the American release, Helander hinted that he would consider making a follow-up, should the original do well, when he spoke to STT.
Treasure hunter: The film follows Aatami, an elderly Fin, through Lapland as he seeks to keep his golden haul from Nazi soldiers