The star of acclaimed new Russian movie The Cuckoo is a real-life reindeer herder.

Lapp actress ANNI-KRISTIINA (corr) JUUSO is one of only three actresses ever to hail from Northern Europe's indigenous Sami tribe.

Before she made her debut in Alexander Rogozhkin's (corr) antiwar movie, Juuso was a reindeer herder in Lapland.

28/05/2003 09:15