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Mannerheim Feature Film Project Revived

Shooting is to resume on the long-planned feature film Mannerheim, to be directed by Renny Harlin. The newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported Monday that a financing deal with a German production company has put the project back on track.

Mannerheimia esittävä Mikko Nousiainen 20-vuotiaana Mannerheimina vasemmalla ja 55-vuotiaana Mannerheimina oikealla.
Mannerheimin esittäjäksi valittu Mikko Nousiainen 20-vuotiaana Mannerheimina vasemmalla ja 55-vuotiaana Mannerheimina oikealla. Image: Solar Films

The subject of the biopic, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, is an iconic figure in Finnish history. During his career, he was an officer in the Imperial Russian Army, the commander of the winning White forces in the Finnish civil war, Finland's commander-in-chief during WW II and President from 1944 to 1946.

Planned as the most expensive production in Finnish cinematographic history, the production was suspended a year ago when Danish financiers pulled out of the project.

According to Helsingin Sanomat, the film's production company, Solar Films, has now contracted financial backing from German film producer Harald Reichebner's Global United Entertainment Limited.

The total budget for Mannerheim is reported to be close to 13 million euros. Although at least another million in financing is still needed, Solar Films says that shooting can now be planned for the autumn.

Sources: YLE

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