Ida is a woman who was adopted to Finland from Africa as a child. Ida is an unemployed seamstress approaching her thirties and still lives at home with her activist mother Kati. Kati wants to fix her daughter's life and offers her a job at her work. Encouraged by her new friend Ville, Ida, however, sets out for Berlin in order to find a job and to prove to her mother that she can manage on her own. Meanwhile, Kati has been told that she is seriously ill, but she does not want to mention it to Ida in fear of standing in the way of her daughter's struggle for independence. Ida wants to have a life of her own, but what will she have left at the end of the day?
23 January 2009 (Finland)
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Ground Under Water
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Hellstedt worked on the script for several years and during that time she directed episodes for different television series. The tenth draft of the screenplay was filmed. Actor Matti Ristinen already read different drafts well before the filming started and was also part of the casting process. Amira Khalifa sent an e-mail to Hellstedt already in 2004 and was the first actress whom Hellstedt spoke to about the role of Ida. A few years later Khalifa was called to audition and got the part. See more
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