TV Series | Episodes 1-10 | 2017-2018 | Thriller, Whodunit | Finland, Germany

Brief synopsis

A Russian oligarch's spying on the Finnish government and power battle with Kremlin push Finland to the brink of war with Russia. It is up to Finnish Secret Police detective Arto Ratamo to expose the oligarch's ruthless manoeuvres before Russia invades Finland. “A Russian Friend” is a fast-paced thriller that is both scarily realistic and incredible, depicting a very possible chain of events. It is loaded with major themes and fascinating details echoing the current state of world affairs. (


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Saara KotkaniemiElina Linden [SS]
Jukka PuotilaJussi Ketonen [SS]
Samuli VauramoArto Ratamo [SS]
Daniela Schulz
Journalist [SR]


Director of photographyJari Mutikainen
DirectorVeikko Aaltonen
2nd AD crowd (local system)Marie-Amélie SteulBerlin
Key/dolly gripJens Brendel
Grip assistantAndreas Talaga
GafferSami Mäntymaa
Lighting technician / electricianAxel Renner
Lighting technician / electricianFerdinand FehlbergBerlin
ProducerMari Kinnunen
Production managerKarsten Brünig
Unit managerRaidar HuberBerlin Locations
ScreenwriterTimo Varpio
ScreenwriterVeikko Aaltonen


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