Liikkumavara

Within Limits

Domestic title:
Liikkumavara
Category:
Information:
Documentary
Script:
Annika Grof
Director:
Annika Grof
Producer:
Pertti Veijalainen
Premiere:
23.01.2009
FFF support:
€45000
Budget:
€137000
Description:

Have you ever thought what your member of parliament does with his or her time between elections? Annika Grof’s film Within Limits spends a few hectic months with four MPs, following the processing of a law in a Parliament committee. The filmmaker gives the viewer a close look at the political work being done in the background, behind the committee´s closed doors, and at Parliament groups and discussions held in hallways. Each person does their work in their own way. The film portrays politics as a struggle for one´s own values and a game behind political decisions, but also shows it as the hard daily work that it is. We take a peek into an MP´s working life at the day-to-day level, up close. What is really hidden behind the bureaucratic language? How are feelings expressed in victories and defeats? How personal are different issues to the people entrusted with them, at the end of the day? How much power do MPs even have over various decisions?

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