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A visual poem based on a story by Nobel laureate F.E. Sillanpää. The fates of various characters become interlaced over a long and light-filled summer night in the Finnish countryside. Lumberjacks, a deer-eyed young man Nokia, a family of poor farmers, a young girl and her lover... New life is born, old life dies, man is slain in his prime, and his widow continues her life.Written by
It starts in the evening, evening turns into night and after all 66 minutes the morning breaks in. Along those hours love finds another while someone is left alone; death is faced with human understanding and new life is welcomed with the greatest joy but the sun never goes down.
Nobel-winning writer F.E. Sillanpää's poetic tale is so tight that you won't believe it's over when THE END flashes onto screen. One can easily sense the smell of plains and the touch of a light wind in the night-less night of continuous life.
A genuine landmark of Finnish movie.
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