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Films & Schedules - Finland

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 3:30 PM (B2)

Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 3:45 PM (B2)

Tue, Feb 17, 2009
at 9 PM (WH)

Home of Dark Butterflies

DIRECTOR: Dome Karukoski - Finland

Juhani, a troubled teen with a tragic past, lands in a home for boys known as "the Island." A world unto itself, the Island is run by Mr. Harjula, a strict disciplinarian intent on shaping his charges into respectful, confident young men.  When a romance between Juhani and Harjula's daughter, Juhani discovers something he has never before experienced: a home.  As his haunting childhood slowly comes into focus, Juhani is forced to confront his demons, risk vulnerability and learn to forgive himself.  Niilo Syväoja shines as Juhani, delivering a nuanced performance that at once captures Juhani's heartbreaking inner trauma and...

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