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The Cuckoo

This deceptively simple allegory takes us to the fading days of World War II. A Finnish deserter and a disgraced Soviet Army captain both end up at the isolated reindeer farm of a young Lapp widow whose husband went off to war and never returned. Austere and often wordless, this parable about pacifism has the rarified look of a Bergman epic. The odd combination of drama, surrealism and comedy may be too much for some folks, but patient viewers will be rewarded by the film's gentle message. In Finnish, Russian and Saami with English subtitles. 99 minutes