Directed by Heikki Kujanpää. With Martti Suosalo, Jani Volanen, Leena Pöysti, Paavo Kinnunen. In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the imprisoners have to perform a comedy - and if they can make the visiting general laugh, they will be spared. A story about zest for life and power of laughter. Based on true events.