• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Hytti nro 6” (Compartment No. 6) is a Finnish film directed by . The story follows a young Finnish woman named Laura () who is traveling from Moscow to Murmansk in 1994. She is assigned to share a compartment on the train with a Russian man named Vadim (Yuriy Borisov), with whom she initially has a strained relationship due to their cultural differences and language barriers. However, as their journey progresses, they begin to develop a bond as they share their life stories and personal struggles.


“Hytti nro 6” is a beautifully shot and emotionally powerful film that explores themes of loneliness, cultural differences, and the human need for connection. The film's simple yet profound narrative is anchored by the powerful performances of and Yuriy Borisov, who bring depth and nuance to their respective roles. The chemistry between the two leads is palpable, and their evolving relationship feels authentic and genuine. Director 's minimalist approach and attention to detail create a sense of intimacy and authenticity that draws the viewer into the story. The film's hauntingly beautiful score, composed by Laura Naukkarinen, adds to the emotional impact of the film.


“Hytti nro 6” has been a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards at international film festivals. At the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, the film won the Grand Prix award, which is the second-highest prize awarded at the festival. The film has also won awards at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival, and the Nordic Council Film Prize, among others. The film's strong performances, direction, and cinematography have been praised by critics and audiences alike, making it one of the most acclaimed Finnish films of recent years.

Directed by
Screenplay by Andris Feldmanis Livia Ulman
Based on Compartment No. 6
by Rosa Liksom
Produced by Emilia Haukka Jussi Rantamäki
Starring , ,
Cinematography Jani-Petteri Passi
Edited by Jussi Rautaniemi
Aamu Film Company Amrion Achtung Panda! Media CTB Film Company
Distributed by B-Plan Distribution (Finland) Sony Pictures Releasing (Russia) eksystent distribution (Germany)
Release dates 10 July 2021 (Cannes) 29 October 2021 (Finland) 25 November 2021 (Russia) 3 December 2021 (Estonia) 31 March 2022 (Germany)
Running time 108 minutes
Countries Finland Estonia Germany Russia
Languages Finnish Russian
Box office $3.2 million

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