THE WOODCUTTER STORY

METSURIN TARINA

By Mikko MYLLYLAHTI

AAMU FILM COMPANY - as PROD

First film - Development 2020

What is hope in our world full of destruction and cynical approaches?

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mikko MYLLYLAHTI
    • Writer(s)
    • Mikko MYLLYLAHTI
    • Producer(s)
    • Jussi RANTAMÄKI (AAMU FILM COMPANY), Emilia HAUKKA (AAMU FILM COMPANY)
    • Synopsis
    • An open-pit mine is unearthed in an idyllic town in Northern Finland. A strange chain of dreadful events affect the life of Pepe, a kind and optimistic woodcutter. After everything disappears around him Pepe is faced with the question of evil. He loses his job and the love of his wife, his best friend commits suicide
      and even his house burns down. But no matter what happens, Pepe seems to be fine with it, as if he holds a secret of existence that is hard to grasp. The village is in turmoil and the dark underbelly reveals itself. A burning car appears from the darkness and fish and birds are talking in voices. People are losing their hope. A mysterious character enters the village. He is a psychic singer named Jaakko who is said to be able to contact the dead. Jaakko has a message and a promise of consolidation in its most violent form: a connection to the other side. A battle between hope and despair is unleashed and Pepe’s optimism and goodwill is put to an ultimate test.
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