SISU (Sydney FF 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

There’s something about seeing a well-executed action movie that leaves us with the same sense of awe and wonder that we feel watching a great musical: it’s all about the choreography. Winning a slew of well-deserved awards around the world, Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s Sisu is the gory war movie equivalent of a Sidney Dolan/Gene Kelly joint – here, we are watching a master very much at the height of their craft.

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