OF THE EAGLE
- A musical lovestory that takes place in the years of oppression
In the early 1900’s, when Finland was under Russian rule,
the emperor tightened his
grip on Finland, starting to Russify her people with a heavy hand.
film tells the story of a poet Aaro Manner who gets persecuted for
opposition to the plans for Russification. A despotic Russian commander
the admirations and strong reactions that the writings of Aaro bring
forth in the people.
The commander wants to get rid of him. Killing Aaro would make the
poet a martyr.
Therefore the commander spreds out a rumour that Aaro is guilty
of murdering the vicar,
who in fact is held in prison by the Russians. Aaro, who resists
violence, has to escape
and hide. The
commander puts the poet’s sweetheart, the vicars’ daughter
Ella, in the
position of having to make an impossible choice: her father’s
life or that of her loved one?
The film tells about hope and love. It’s a film of great emotions
includeing scenes with
big crowds, new music and songs with great orcestrations.
Written and directed by Timo Koivusalo
Production Company Artista Filmi Oy
FILMI has been producing successful featurefilms and TV-programs
since 1994. “Sibelius” 2003 that tells
the lifestory of the great composer and
“The rose of the rascal” 2001 reached
625 000 viewers in screenings.
The distinctive mark of an Artista Filmi production is a great story,
production value, great actors and team of high skills.
“Pekko” drama-comedy films for the whole family 1993-1997
Drama Fiction films; 3 Biographs in different time.
"Kulkuri ja joutsen" (THE SWAN AND THE WANDERER 1999)
"Rentun ruusu" (THE ROSE OF THE RASCAL 2001)
"Sibelius" (SIBELIUS 2003)
kotkan varjossa” (SHADOW OF THE EAGLE 2005) Musical-
dramafilm Coming up in October 2006 “Kalteva Torni”
(LEANING TOWER 2006)
“Tuttu juttu show” a very popular
weekly entertainment tv-show.
with Yleisradio TV2
“Leikin varjolla” a weekly tv-entertainment co-production
with Yleisradio TV2
Koivusalo 1963 is the owner and managing director of Artista Filmi.
he has directed 8 feature films. He’s a producer, TV host,
writer and composer.
He has received several Film and TV awards, is weekly on TV as a
host in a popular
show broadcasted by YLE. He has composed music to 6 featurefilms.
Several of his
compositions and lyrics have result in gold- and platinum records.