The Marshal of Finland?
YLE ( Finland's national public-broadcasting company) has released a trailer for the
movie "The Marshal of Finland", where a Kenyan actor does the role for Mannerheim.
Funded by the Finnish Broadcasting Company the movie brings you an outsider's
perspective to the Marshal Mannerheims life. The film has been carried out mainly by
Kenyans. Directed by Gilbert Lukalian. Marshal Mannerheim acted by Telley Savalas
Otieno (Kenya). Movie producer Erkko Lyytinen says that for Finland it's nationally very
important thing that this first Mannerheim film will be completed. Premiere will be in late
Poll made by finnish magazine (Iltalehti) tells that 90% of finnish people will not watch
this movie. Director of the movie has also received lots of hatefull feedback.
More info about Mannerheim:
Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was the military leader
of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during
World War II, Marshal of Finland, and a Finnish statesman. He was Regent of Finland (1918–1919)
and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustaf_Emil_Mannerheim
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