Af Pasi Lampela (FIN)
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Jarkko Rautala, a successful NHL player, returns to Finland in the summer and arrives at his father’s lakeside cabin. Jarkko’s career is on the brink of crashing: he’s afraid of stepping in the rink, where he used to be a consummate professional. What has happened?
Jarkko will have to go through a test that’s even tougher than professional ice hockey: to face himself and the expectations of those close to him. The most difficult match of his life is approaching, and the rules keep changing during the game. Can anyone win in this tournament? Jarkko’s straightforward father Martti and half-sister Essi, who’s still looking for a direction to her life will also have to make their own personal journeys with destinations unknown.
Pasi Lampela has written a strong chamber drama that dives deep into the human psyche. It is a story of the price of success, of sisterhood and of brotherhood.
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