Isa Meidan (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Finland  |  
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This Finnish psychodrama uses elements of fantasy to explore the troubled relationship between a crippled father and his son. Juhani is a sailor. After a 20 year estrangement, he has come home to take his ailing father from the hospital and return him to their empty family farm. He also seeks to find a peaceful closure to his relationship with his father. At the farm, Juhani meets Marja, a young mother. As Juhani visits the old farm he is plagued by memories of life with his father. In the end, Juhani cries out "That's not how it was!"

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estrangement, family, father, generation-gap, handicap, sailor