I Stalins skugga (2012)

Extent

Seen in 2016.

Categorization

Talking heads.

Subject

The history of Finland’s political independence from WW2—including Stella Polaris—to the stabilization that followed upon the end of war reparations and the raid on the communist-controlled state police by the army, concluding roughly at the time of Stalin’s death.

Commentary

An excellent overview. The health effects of the mental distress that surrounded the Finnish diplomats' meeting with Molotov is one of many interesting anecdotes.

moving picture non-fiction