Original name: Joki
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 104 min.
Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's 60th birthday party. Waitress Leena tries to stir up a romance between her co-workers at a pizza parlor. Middle-aged Ilpo comes home early from the paper mill and finds a strange man in their bedroom. Old Milja waits for her daughter Merja at the hospital where she is visiting her terminally ill husband Henri. Teenage Santeri tries to cope with his homosexuality.
sentimental, serious, realistic
factory, crumbling marriage, hospital, dealing with death, small town, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, couples, family problems, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, golden years, small town life, hopes, family relations ...