Synopsis by Mark Deming
One of Finland's most iconic screen stars, Lasse Poysti, offers a new perspective on his talents in this powerful drama. Thomas (Poysti) is an aging man who once had a successful practice as a doctor but now spends his days in a shabby flat in Helsinki. Many of Thomas's friends are either dead or out of contact, and after the death of his brother (Mauri Heikkila) he has practically no one to talk with anymore. Thomas hasn't seen his daughter Marie (Eila Halonen) in years when he happens upon her on the street one day, and he's overjoyed to have reconnected with a familiar face. Marie, however, doesn't care to spend time with her father; years ago, when her mother had developed a serious illness, Thomas opted to remove her life support rather than prolong her life through artificial means, and she's convinced that she could have recovered if he hasn't pulled the plug. Thomas struggles to repair his relationship with a daughter who can't forgive him, while another chance encounter forces him to deal with more difficult choices from his career in medicine. Thomas was an official selection at Finland's 2008 Midnight Sun Film Festival.