Heart of a Lion

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Heart of a Lion (Leijonasydän)

Directed by Dome Karukoski

  • Finland 2013; 95 min
  • Original version: Finnish
  • Genre: Drama
    • FIPRESCI Award, SIGNIS Award, Audience Award - Festroia IFF

Synopsis

Teppo, the central figure in a neo-Nazi group in eastern Finland, meets and immediately falls in love with Sari. She introduces Teppo to her son Rhamadhani. Teppo has dreamt about parenthood, but Rhamadhani is half-black. Teppo manages to overcome his own prejudices, but still can't bring himself to making his role as the boy's father public: the pressure from his own people is too much to handle.

Production

  • HELSINKI FILMI

     

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