A doctor encouraged by the death of his son leaves his wife and former life to start again in Lapland.
Many early Finnish films had great scripts but somehow only few finally managed to become as great movies. "Maarit - tunturien tyttö" is no exception. Lapland offers beautiful surroundings for a slow and dark tragedy but Valentin Vaala winds the melodrama so fast that the concept goes totally waste.
Visually the film is beautiful - as it should be - but the use of music is so disturbing that it really makes angry how it kills the silent and calm atmosphere. One just can't imagine how the masterpiece "Ihmiset suviyössä" came after this one.
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