Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ovi / The Door

Ovi / The Door. Pentti (Olli Saramäki) is being stopped by Jussi (Samuli Niittymäki).

Tampere Film Festival
Kotimainen kilpailu 11
P36 | 10.3. FRI/PE 20:00 | PLEVNA 5
L15 | 11.3. SAT/LA 18:00 | PLEVNA 2


Jenni Toivoniemi | Finland 2017 | Fiction | 9 min
C: Samuli Niittymäki (Jussi), Olli Saramäki (Pentti).

TFF: New father Jussi wakes up at night to strange sounds in the apartment building hallway. His fear and need to protect his family make him get up to investigate the cause of the sounds. Jussi encounters a homeless alcoholic, Pentti, who has just broken the window of the hallway door.

Tuore isä Jussi herää yöllä kolinaan rappukäytävässä. Pelko ja tarve suojella perhettä saavat hänet tutkimaan melun syytä. Jussi kohtaa kodittoman ja alkoholisoituneen Pentin, joka on juuri rikkonut rappukäytävän oven ikkunan

AA: A story with a similarity to O. Henry's "The Cop and the Anthem", the film adaptation of which starred Charles Laughton as a bum who needs to get to jail by winter. Here the part is played by Olli Saramäki as a tramp who breaks the door of an apartment block, but when that offense is not big enough to qualify for a jail sentence, he beats up Jussi, the guy who had first alerted on him and then helped him to a bottle of beer. Well made, but the darkness of the image may be overdone.

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