Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
It is mid-winter in a distant village that happens to be home for an engineer working on a drilling rig, when a daughter he had never seen -- nor even knew existed -- suddenly shows up seeking his help. Her mother has died and she does not want to live alone, nor does she want to depend on her boyfriend and his unfortunately elitist family for support. Although the father is taken quite by surprise, he agrees to his daughter's wishes and the two plan on spending their Christmas vacation together to get to know each other. What the daughter does not realize and the father will not admit, is that he has an alcohol problem that amounts to a near-suicidal addiction. The renewed relationship with his daughter seems to offer some hope that he might overcome his problem, if he has enough self-control left to value his daughter over the bottle.
addiction, alcoholism, daughter, engineering, missing-person