Kansakunnan olohuone

The Living Room of the Nation

Domestic title:
Kansakunnan olohuone
Jukka Kärkkäinen, Sini Liimatainen
Jukka Kärkkäinen
Sami Jahnukainen
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The Living Room of the Nation is a documentary film that portrays a number of Finnish living rooms. The film is a story of changes, the inevitable passing of time, and the human desire to be needed, visible.

The living room is the centre of the home where it´s easy to relax and to feel at ease. It paints vivid pictures of its occupants. Granddad´s wall clock and a 1980s style sofa and armchairs in one room and a shabby rug and a welding machine serving as a TV table in another set the stage for everyday drama.

The main characters are ordinary Finnish people at various stages of their lives. The film provides the viewer with a panorama of Finnish society. The individual experiences of various people form a collage of humanity and the stages of life – they are portraits of the nation´s varied living rooms.
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