"Jade Warrior" is a Finnish-Chinese co-produced movie. It combines elements of the wuxia genre with Finnish Kalevala mythology. It was directed by Antti-Jussi Annila. The movie opened in Finland on October 13, 2006 with 40 copies. The film debuted at #2, right after "The Devil Wears Prada." It opened in China on October 24 with 150 copies in 70 cities. Jade Warrior is the first Finnish movie to be released in movie theaters in China. Inspired by a well-known Finnish epic called The Kalevala, the story opens with a down-on-his luck novice blacksmith who gets dumped by his girlfriend. She tries to dispose of his collection of Asian artifacts and body carbon at an antique dealer, but this sets off a mythical series of events that holds the girlfriend back from leaving town. His body carbon causes a mythical chest to open and that causes the blacksmith to remember a past life where he was a half-Chinese half-Finnish warrior, fated to battle a demon in China, threatening to enslave all of humankind.