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Three men, who all have something to hide, share a cabin on a northbound night train. Dominick is an undocumented African immigrant, Jere is caught up in criminal activity and Aleksi is a psychiatric patient running away. While Jere and Dominick just want to make it to their destination in silence, Aleksi starts causing commotion. A violent confrontation ensues, which leads to his accidental death. Jere and Dominick make a difficult decision -to dump the body and pretend it didn’t happen. They part ways in northern Finland, but they aren’t finished with each other yet. Through circumstance, the men fall in with Aleksi’s ex wife, the beautiful Vera, and her small daughter. With the help of Vera, Dominick attempts, but fails, to escape Finland and Jere, who is starting to fall in love with Vera, becomes increasingly paranoid about what they have done. Both men seek to gain Vera’s trust but struggle with everything they are hiding. The truth will out, but how will the men come to terms with what they have done?
East of Sweden
Directed by: Simo Halinen
Original title: Kääntöpiste
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Cast: Laura Birn, Samuel Vauramo, Lauri Untamo, David Nzinga, Andreas af Enehielm, Sara Paavolainen
Written by: Simo Halinen
Produced by: Liisa Penttilä, Pete Eklund, Madeleine Ekman, Lizette Jonjic
Production company: Kaiho Republic Oy
Production year: 2018
Release year: 2018
Country: Finland, Sweden
Language: Finnish, English
Duration: 102 min
Subtitled versions: Finnish, Swedish, English
Format: 2K
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