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Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
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Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
Original name: Koirankynnen leikkaaja
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him about his clever Spitz dog back home and the problems with her overlong dew claws. Together with his helpful war buddy Eetvi, Mertsi joins a lumber camp in the middle of a freezing winter, tries hard but finds the work there too strenuous for his body and mind. While he still sees nightmares about the war, in the daytime he keeps dreaming and worrying about the dog...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, nature, post war, lumberjack, war injury, wilderness, life is a bitch, life philosophy, post traumatic stress disorder, world war two, winter, handicapped, hospital, society, veteran, mentally challenged, war buddy, war trauma, shot in the head
Time: 1940s, post world war two

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Genre: Drama
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