Contact: Elokuvatuotantoyhtiö MADE Oy / Ilona Tolmunen, firstname.lastname@example.org
In Finnish with English subtitles by Liina Härkönen.
Tampere Film Festival (National Competition 10), Saturday, 7 March 2015
TFF: "The women working in a Finnish unemployment office have a secret club, where they give sex out of pity to marginalized young men in order to prevent future school killings. Mirja (35) tries to hide that after spending a night with unemployed Marko (19), she has fallen in love. Saving Finland is at stake."
The motto of this film was taken from a film critic.
"If Auvinen, Saari, or Breivik had had even a little sex and at least for a while someone as a girlfriend, none of them would have become mass murderers."
- Markus Määttänen, Aamulehti, 2011
AA: A dark satire on an outrageous premise. "I do more field work than anyone. I have prevented three school shootings and two bomb threat this year alone." The movie starts in Western Koivula, Employment Office. The most offensive feature is that office clerks laugh at their clients during the lunch break. Drama starts when jealousy comes into play and all leads to mental breakdown. Ostensibly a film about sex, but the approach is grotesque and anti-erotic. An ambitious film with a big idea and even a visionary final mass sequence, but I fail to relate to this.