Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks deeper into poverty, gets into trouble with police and tax officials, all while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a real story.
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Features only a few professional actors and a wide range of amateurs. See more
For the theatrical release in autumn 1972 was cut to 145 minute length. See more