Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
After being denounced as an outcast in school and frightened away from home by his mother's developing schizophrenia, there is no other way out for Johannes but to start improving his life by reforming himself.
Brigitte Susanne Hunt
A snapshot of one segment of Estonian present-day life, shown through the eyes of a child: LUCIA (8) is leading a jolly and naughty Pippi-Longstocking-style life in a small town in Estonia. Her father KAIDO (35), a graveyard keeper, can hardly provide for the family, her mother MARIA (37) is a drunk. Then the family receives an unexpected invitation to spend a week in Finland, in the house of the female pastor SIRPA (45). This week will change everybody's life in unexpected ways... Written by