2021-06-14T19:00:00Z – 2021-08-31T20:00:00Z
An elderly art dealer wants to both save his business and repair his relationship with his daughter and grandson, and a lost Russian masterpiece could help him do both—if he can prove the picture’s provenance.
Since his wife passed away, Olavi (Heikki Nousiainen) has thrown himself into his work as a Helsinki art-gallery owner. Despite his work ethic, the business is not thriving, thanks to his stubborn refusal to modernize and embrace online sales or even buy a computer. Mostly estranged from his family, the elderly Olavi spends most of his time with Patu (Pertti Sveholm), a fellow gallery owner and one of the few people who can put up with Olavi's curmudgeonly attitudes. Seeking "one last deal" to seal his career, Olavi attends a local art auction and spots an unsigned painting that he thinks might be a long-lost work by a 19th-century Russian master.
Encouraged by Patu, Olavi makes a higher-than-expected bid to win the painting, forcing him to borrow money from some unsavory characters. At the same time, his daughter Lea (Pirjo Lonka), whom Olavi barely knows, reconnects to ask if her teenage son Otto (Amos Brotherus) might be able to help out around the gallery to earn some job skills. A reluctant Olavi relents, only to find that Otto, far from being a distraction, may be the key to determining the artwork's provenance—and to Olavi's reconciliation with his family—in this crowd-pleasing tale of redemption from Finnish director Klaus Haro.
Director: Klaus Härö
Producer: Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
Screenwriter: Anna Heinämaa
DoP: Tuomo Hutri
Cast: Heikki Nousiainen, Amos Brotherus, Pirjo Lonka, Stefan Sauk, Pertti Sveholm
Composer: Matti Bye
Production Company: Making Movies Oy
Language: soome, rootsi
Runtime: 95 min