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Olli Meri, a reporter in a sensation magazine, finds out that the physiotherapist Eila has a secret relationship with MP Arvo Lamminpää. Meri exposes the love affair in his magazine, but while MP's popularity only grows, Eila is scorned and loses her job and apartment. Meri helps her to find new work but continues to publish stories about Eila. Eventually Meri falls in love with Eila who responds with mixed feelings of hate, love and revenge. Written by
This is a very excellent film from Risto Jarva, maybe even the best he has ever made, a cynical melodrama, but also containing some black humor and irony.
The film begins as some kind of a social drama of a girl, whose life is almost ruined by a scandalous magazine article written by a self-satisfied reporter, but then it turns into a strange and a masochistic love story between these two people. Realistic and unrealistic film at the same time.
This kind of passion we haven't seen in the Finnish cinema since the days of Teuvo Tulio.
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