Synopsis: A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Antti Jokinen
  6 wins & 4 nominations.
125 min


What do people do

when they have no wings?

People run and escape

as long as they have the strength.

When they no longer have strength,

they try to hide.

But not everyone

can run fast enough.

Or find a good enough hiding place.

That's why you have to be alert...

and stay completely still.

You're quicker than me.

You wanted to be part of my skin

like a mole or a liver spot...

or dirt,

but you're nothing but filth!

They put goddamn bait out there.

If you're goddamn bait,

you came to the wrong house.

No. Stop.

- Do I have to call a doctor?

- No. No doctor.

I'm alright.

You don't seem alright.

- Don't go anywhere or I'll call the police.

- No police.

- I haven't done anything.

- Why were you lying there?

- Where did you come from?

- From Tallinn.

He hit me and I ran away.

- Who hit you?

- My man. Pasa.

Is he looking for you?

You sure you don't

want me to call the police?

I'll leave soon.

Where? Looking like that?

Are you hungry?


We'll find you something.

Speaking of work,

what kind of a uniform is that?

I waitressed at a hotel, but I quit.

That must've been

one hell of a fine hotel.

What the f*ck is that smell?

You and you. Get out. Quick.

Quick. Get in the car.

- These are the girls?

- Yeah.

Damn 0ksanka.

They sat a week on the train

and 24 hours in the car.

- Get in.

- Go.

- No way.

- Get in the car.

If you behave...

I'll let you sit in the back

before we get to Germany.

This is it.

Put your stuff in the corner.

Follow me.

This is the hotel?

We'll clean and waitress here?

No way.


You owe me.

- Once you've paid, you can go.

- I don't have money.

You'll work and pay off your debt.

The more you work,

the sooner you'll pay it off.

- What work?

- You'll do the kind of work that pays.

I own you.

I'll add your clothes...

room and board

and training to your debt.

You'll pay for everything.

This didn't start off well.

I'll have to add

for acting stupid.

You fucking idiot!

You'll learn to whore. They all do.

To Aliide from your sister, 1941.

Koluvere village.

Have you lived here long?


You live alone?


Why do you ask so many questions?

Maybe you're bait after all.

- What?

- No use pretending.

You're here to rob me.

You and your man Pasa.

You're a mafioso's wife.

Or a businessman's,

as they call them nowadays.

He's a smart man.

Sent bait that's in bad shape.

Who wouldn't help

a poor girl like you?

I better send you away right now.

I'm not a thief.

Pasa mustn't find me.

Let me stay until morning.

I asked because

I saw your engagement ring.

Martin died ages ago.

How did he die?

He died of bitterness.

Why was he bitter?

You're so young

you wouldn't understand.

I think my mom is going to die

of the same thing.

Martin was a good communist.

And so am I.

- Isn't Estonia free and independent?

- Crap!

They'll come back. They always do.


I'm a good communist.

Is that why they wrote "Russkie"

on your window?

Why is your mother bitter?

I don't know.

She never talks about anything.

She is practically mute.

My grandma said my mom

got scared of a bomb as a kid.

What's your mom's name?


What was your grandma's name?

Ingel. She's still alive.

I'll go get firewood from the shed.

Don't you dare touch anything.


- Stop.

- I want to cut my hair short and get an electrical perm.

- It costs two kroons.

- Liide, that's silly.


it wouldn't look good on you.

- Yeah, because I'm not that pretty.

- I didn't mean that.

Soon you'll have to drive

suitors away.

Guess what?

I'm sure something good

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Marko Leino

Marko Leino is the “Gold Finger” of the Finnish film industry. The biggest Finnish box office hits of recent years were based on his scripts. more…

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