VIIMASED THE LAST ONES

A trailer park in the middle of deserted Lapland, home to Rupi, son of a Sami reindeer herder, and his work buddies, who toil underground in the mines by day in order to drink themselves silly at the pub by night. The corrupt mine owner, Kari, has chosen to ruthlessly exploit nature, and human relationships too – time and again he butts heads with the reindeer herders or forces the miners to continue to work in spite of an accident. Then there's Riita, the wife of Rupi's friend, and the fact that all three men are vying for her attention. Not to mention the fact that Kari won't abide any slights in this regard either. With a master's touch, Veiko Õunpuu stages a raw and gruff western set in Finland's northern expanse, one in which all the heroes are gone. Instead, Õunpuu's opus exposes and deconstructs the macho, egotistical masculinity of mainstream Finnish society – Rupi and Riita are alone in their dreams of another life. Sten-Johan Lill's extremely physical camerawork stays very close to the past-their-prime protagonists at all times, juxtaposing them in the next shot with the beauty of the tundra. Backed with a unique score, THE LAST ONES adds up to a haunting cinema experience that continues to echo long after the credits have rolled.
Director
Veiko Õunpuu

Born in 1972 in Saaremaa, Estonia, Õunpuu studied literature, philosophy and painting. With 29 festival distinctions and nominations, he is one of Estonia's most renowned directors. His films have already been recommended as the Estonian contribution for Best International Film at the Academy.

2007 // AUTUMN BALL / SÜGISBALL

2010 // THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY / PÜHA TÕNU KIUSAMINE

2013 // FREE RANGE / BALLAAD MAAILMA HEAKSKIITMISEST

2020 // THE LAST ONES / VIIMASED

Trailer
präsentiert von:

Estonia, Finland, The Netherlands 2020
117 min, DCP, colour


Finnish
OV with German and English Subs

Director

Veiko Õunpuu

Screenplay

Veiko Õunpuu
Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen
Eero Tammi

Camera

Sten-Johan Lill

Editor

Wouter Van Luijn
Xander Nijsten

Music

Sven Grünberg

Sound

Mark Glynne

Cast

Pääru Oja
Tommi Korpela
Laura Birn
Elmer Bäck
Samuli Edelmann
Sulevi Peltola
Jarkko Lahti

Production

Katrin Kissa

Co-Production

Ellen Havenith
Mark Lwoff
Misha Jaari

Production Company

Homeless Bob Production

Co-Production Company

BUFO
PRPL

Sales

Loco Films

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