Saara is a middle-aged doctor who one day finds out that her architect-husband Leo is having an affair with a younger woman, Tuuli. Instead of revealing her true identity, Saara pretends to... See full summary »
A female fashion model Anni Stark (played by Tiina Björkman) takes leave from the fashion business and goes to Finland's Lappland (a wilderness region in Northern Finland, better known as ... See full summary »
The twin sisters Helena and Irene are born in Helsinki during World War II. A few months later their mother, Sirkka, leaves the girls in the care of their grandmother, an old communist, and... See full summary »
Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his ... See full summary »
The movie's original Finnish title "Neitoperho" is the Finnish name of the peacock butterfly (Nymphalis io). In Finnish "perho" or "perhonen" is butterfly, and "neito" means a young woman or girl. See more »
Since here was only one kind of poor review, want to add something...
Going to sum this up briefly. To me this is the best film from Auli Mantila so far. One of the few truly great new directors of Finnish Cinema. This film to me is one of the best ever done in Finland. Leea Klemola gives performance with extreme intensity. The story is unusual in it's nyances and build with great touch. If you haven't checked this it's well worth ( although it's very hard to find since the company who did it hasn't released it ever properly on DVD !!! ) ... I'm kind of a film fanatic, and to me this is one of those rare gems which never did get the all the praise it would have deserved. Recently did a top ten list to one site where users are suggested to gather one. I found myself adding this there along the works by Leone, Coen's, Tarkovsky, Bertolucci, Campion etc...
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