During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I... See full summary »
When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by ... See full summary »
With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless... See full summary »
Topi's mother, who is also Tenho's wife dies and Tenho and Topi have to move out from the town because they don't have enough money to pay their rent. Tenho gets a job as a lumberjack (... See full summary »
Simply put, this is a movie about the identity crisis of a modern man. The concept, setup and quite a few details are interesting, but as a movie I don't think it quite delivers. Like some other Hotakainen's work, this can't easily be put in single genre and I think that's the biggest problem of this movie. Even at the end, you're not sure whether you were watching a comedy, thriller or a straightforward drama. The movie is directed with a nice flow, but the direction is very neutral, leaving you quite uneasy not knowing which turn the movie is going to take. I haven't read this specific book, but having read his other works I think Hotakainen's forte - warm satiric comedy - is not very well used here which makes this movie unnecessarily grim and drama-like.
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