Tragicomedy about an overly concerned father, who messes up his relationship with his children and new wife. Followed by an ugly divorce the father has been bringing up the son by himself while the mother has had the custody of the daughter. Sixteen years later the mother passes away and the brother and sister meet again. The brother has a crush on his sister and rebels against the father, who copes poorly with the situation. The father ends up alone with his demented father.

Director's Statement

I am being asked why people in my films do not talk to each other, meet one another, and consequently, gain a bigger heart. I guess that is how it should be in films. As I know next to nothing about making films the only responsible way for me is to make films about life. As I see it.

Cast & Crew

Written by: Aleksi Salmenperä

Produced by: Aki Kaurismäki

Cinematography: Tuomo Hutri

Editing: Samu Heikkilä

Production Design: Markku Pätilä

Cast: Ville Virtanen, Pihla Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen, Vera Kiiskinen, Niki Seppälä

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2010