Lionsgate has debuted the official red band trailer for Finnish filmmaker Jalmari Helander‘s (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, Big Game) intense historical actioner, Sisu which debuted in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival last September. The film went on to take home the Best Film, Best Actor (Jorma Tommila), Best Cinematography (Kjell Lagerroos) and Best Music (Juri Seppä, Tuomas Wäinölä) awards at last year’s Sitges Film Festival.
Written and directed by Jalmari Helander, and starring Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan, Mimosa Willamo, and Onni Tommila, Sisu takes place during the last desperate days of WWII, when 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.
Lionsgate presents Sisu in association with Stage 6 Films, a Subzero Film Entertainment production, in association with Good Chaos and the will open theatrically in the US on April 28. In the meanwhile, we’ll leave you with the balls-the-the-wall brutal trailer below. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.