Pekka tells his parents and two sisters he is a successful businessman, while conning strangers for money and scraps of food. Things come to a head when the parents decide to come visit him unannounced.
An elderly art dealer Olavi (72) is about to retire. A man who has always put business and art before everything - even his family - cannot imagine life without work. At an auction, an old ... See full summary »
I don't know what the intended target group for this movie was, but for what I gather it didn't really reach anyone. Demographically I'm probably not in the target group, but I'm a movie fan and appreciate a good movie no matter what the targeted audience is. This was not a good movie.
I was hoping to see a real original art house movie actually, but that's not really what it is. The poster and trailer showed some rather surrealistic images with interesting choice of music and nice cinematography, but for some reason the movie itself does not really look that good. The camera work and direction is not very interesting after all. There is one scene in the middle where things get interesting and quite original, but the rest of the movie is just lackluster youth drama. OK, the ending is quite extreme, but not in a good way in my opinion and definitely not enough to redeem the otherwise very mediocre movie.
The acting is not really very good. It's quite difficult to pinpoint what's wrong with it, but it's the average theatrical Finnish over-acting for the most part. The girl has the looks for a proper movie femme, but the guy is quite boring. Neither is someone you'd actually really care for, as a movie character.
The other reviewer mentioned the symbolism. For some reason I didn't even think there was any symbolism, maybe because I was hung up on the mediocre artistic delivery so that I wasn't even paying attention to the message of the movie.
Not recommended, for anyone really.
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