An intense movie, shot from a blind man’s perspective. An atypical action/thriller film about a man who has to go through hell to reach his loved one. Jaakko is blind and disabled, tightened to his wheelchair. He loves Sirpa. Living far away, they have never met in person, but they meet every day over the phone. When Sirpa is overwhelmed by shocking news, Jaakko decides to go to her immediately despite his condition. In any case, he just needs to rely on the help of five strangers in five places: from home to taxi, from taxi to station, from station to train, from train to taxi and finally from taxi to… her.
- Armany Beauty Audience Award - Venice IFF
- Petri Poikolainen
- Marjaana Maijala
- Hannamaija Nikander
- Matti Onnismaa
- Teemu Nikki
- Sari Aaltonen F.S.C.
- Jussi Sandhu
- Sami Kiiski
- Heikki Kossi
- IT'S ALIVE FILMS
- WACKY TIE FILMS
A discerning movie, a tense thriller, Poikolanen is simply excellent, witty and good-humoured. Perfect: concise and very moving
Full of passion and soulfullness
The emotion's Lion goes to a small Finnish film: 81 minutes of irony, cleverness, tenderness and surprise until a heart crush finale
Most of my movies have started from a need to explore something that interests or bothers me. Usually, it turns into a dark comedy with a heart. As a genre film lover, I try to keep the audience on their toes. You'll never know what happens next.
Teemu Nikki (born in 1975) is a prolific self-educated, award-winning filmmaker and son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His feature, EUTHANIZER (2018), was a festival success and Finland’s official Oscar entry film for The Academy Awards in 2019. Nikki has also directed numerous short films which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world and popular TV series. Nikki’s style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity. He owns a production company It’s Alive Films together with producer Jani Pösö. His latest film is THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC (2021), selected and awarded at Venice IFF.