By Klaus HÄRÖ

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Drama - Completed 2009

Letter to Father Jacob (Finland 2009) is the new feature film from one of the top Scandinavian helmers , finish director Klaus Härö , who is well recognized for many films including “As If I Didn't Exist” which was the winner of the Berlin film festival 2003 prize for Best Feature Film , and the

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Klaus HÄRÖ
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/5948-5A36-D0B8-7ACE-EF76-Z
    • Synopsis
    • Letters to Father Jacob is a warm-hearted and touching story of Leila, a life sentence prisoner who has just been pardoned. When she is released from prison, she is offered a job at a secluded parsonage; she moves there against her will. Leila is used to taking care only of herself, so trouble is to be expected when she starts working as the personal assistant for Jacob, the blind priest living in the parsonage. Every day the mail man brings letters from people asking for help from Father Jacob. Answering the letters is Jacob’s life mission, while Leila thinks it’s useless. Leila has already decided to leave the parsonage when the letters suddenly stop coming. Jacob’s life is shaken to its foundation. Two completely different lives are intertwined unexpectedly, and the roles of the helper and the one being helped are turned upside down.