Hella W. (Woman of Power)

Biopic | Drama | 2011 | Finland USA | 82 min.

Juha Wuolijoki

Cast: Tiina Weckström; Hannu-Pekka Björkman; Matleena Kuusniemi; Maria Heiskanen; Antti Litja; Pirkka-Pekka Petelius; Svante Martin; Petri Manninen


The Poet , the spy and the millionaire ...HELLA W is a biopic about Hella Wuolijoki, Finland's most complex and widely talented woman of influence. The drama feature recounts the true story of the internationally acclaimed businesswoman, politician and playwright, who collaborated with Europe's leading writers such as Bertolt Brecht and Maxim Gorky. In the beginning of the 1920s she had already made millions, wrote several politically hazardous plays and was under careful observation of, among others, British Intelligence, the Soviet Union and the Finnish secret service. Soon, as the events of the Second World War start to unfold, Hella W finds herself in a situation in which she seems to have no right choices. She faces the same task as the Finnish agent put on her tail: finding out who she really is, and what hides behind the multi-faceted mask of Hella W, the celebrated writer, millionaire, rejected politician - and a mother.


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5 stars --- Anna / M.P. 4 stars -- 'Movie event of the year' -- Ilkka / M.N. 4.5 stars --- 'Hella W is an outstanding drama, even on a global scale' -- Smackthejack.net / J.I.S 'Exquisite acting and stellar production value. Hollywood quality' -- Seiska.fi / T.T.A.M '(Director) Juha Wuolijoki delivers a well crafted package' -- Episodi / H.L.

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