Above Dark Waters
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Samuli Edelmann, Olavi Angervo, Matleena Kuusniemi, Ismo Kallio, Marja Packalén, Peter Franzen
The movie, based on the novel with the same title by actor Peter Franzén, is a touching and sensitive story of a growth in northern Finland. A small boy opens his eyes in the morning, astonished by the sunlight. The family life is as usual; meals together, playing with siblings and other kids. Everything appears to be familiar, almost idyllic. But the boy starts to hear noises during the nights; arguments and crying. The father disappears, the mother takes the kids to the grandparents´ house. The child trusts his parents, unconditionally, admiring their wisdom and experience, full of hope and faith to the future. But what happens to the child when this image breaks? When the threats and fear become a daily routine?
Markus Selin, Jukka Helle