Tummien perhosten koti

The Home of Dark Butterflies

Domestic title:
Tummien perhosten koti
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Script:
Marko Leino
Director:
Dome Karukoski
Producer:
Markus Selin, Jukka Helle
Premiere:
11.01.2008
Actors:

Tommi Korpela, Niilo Syväoja, Eero Milonoff, Kristiina Halttu, Marjut Maristo, Kati Outinen, Pertti Sveholm Matleena Kuusniemi

FFF support:
€500000
Budget:
€1600000
Description:
The principal character of the movie is Juhani, haunted and oppressed by a traumatic childhood experience. After being bounced between foster homes and temporary families for six years, Juhani ends up in a Boys´ Home, The Island. The place is run under the laws and regulations of the superintendent, Olavi Harjula, who is ruthless in his administration. Besides the seven boys and Harjula, the only other inhabitants of the Island are the superintendent´s wife and their two daughters, along with Tyyne, who´s in charge of the livestock and the catering. The isolated community is a world of its own.

The movie forces the spectators to ask themselves; how long do you have to keep paying for past mistakes and deeds? When can you forgive yourself and be set free? Or can you? And are you responsible for other people´s actions?

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