Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi's father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection and spend a few days discovering one another during the Finnish midsummer.
Did You Know?
The main character has gone abroad (to France) not only to study, but because of uncertainty about his home life: the director (Mikko Makela) similarly also left his country (Finland) which caused "a rediscovery and exploration of many of those aspects of Finnish culture and society which I vehemently rejected growing up and [so] leaving." from director's 'statement' on inside cover of Finnish DVD issue.] See more
At the 1:37:03 mark, when Tareq is angrily packing his belongings. See more