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Irina Björklund is very good in this Finnish picture, which although has its weaknesses. Its too clever in telling a great passion story. The people are too "real", too "uncompromising", too "brave". They are too much emotionally correct, so to say. It is also too obvious that we ought to like them and their feeling without reluctance.
It would be more interesting to see a film from the Nordic countries where the people are heroes because the DON'T dare, but seem to cope with their lives anyway, as good as it is possible
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