Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »
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Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, has become a policeman. He tries to help his friends to settle into the small town in Pohjanmaa, but the boys start a black market liquor business instead. The road seems to lead back to the jail. Written by
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Two men out of jail, whose way of life leads them back there again. There is something so sad that we get to observe in the character of these two, they are just your typical high-school bullies, a little older, probably the bullies that they normally grow into. A reviewer here has said this is the typical behaviour of some section of the Finnish populace (Ostrobonthian? sorry if I mis-spelled it). One wonders. After all, there are people like this all over the world, still Antti and Jussi leave behind a trail of cramped sadness, as in they (atleast Antti does) try to change, but simply cannot. It's instille din their blodd, we can see this in the Grandpa too. One naturally sympathises with Antti for he seems to be the softer of the two and ends up in prejudice against Jussi. Although, he is the one who is more pitious. He just cannot stop being aggressive, and there is no compassion one feels, just the savage animal love that he has for Antti's sister.
An excellent portrayal of the dismantled life of some out there.
Sad, very sad.. 7/10.
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