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A familyman becomes a prostitute to support his family.

Ashamed of his failure and worried about his wife’s mental health, Juha decides to keep the fact that he got fired a secret. He spends his days at a remote service station thinking about a way out and the growing web of lies that he is slowly weaving.

Soon a desperate Juha finds himself, completely naked, brushing the hair of a woman he has never met before. He also finds himself earning in two hours what he used to earn in two days at his old job. With the help of his friend Olli, Juha, the father of three small children, begins to sell his body in earnest.

Juha’s shame and lies grow, but the money helps him cope with the downside of his new profession. And as long as wife Katja doesn’t touch her antidepressants, everything is fine.


Cast & Crew

Directed by: Aleksi Salmenperä

Written by: Aleksi Salmenperä

Cinematography: Tuomo Hutri

Cast: Tommi Korpela (Juha), Jani Volanen (Olli), Maria Heiskanen (Katja)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2007