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Happier Times, Grump
Ilosia Aikoja, Mielensäpahoittaja M18
Director: Tiina Lymi
Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Satu Tuuli Karhu, Elina Knihtilä
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 118 minsLanguage: Finnish with English Subtitles

An octogenarian farmer - The Grump - wants to die, because all the work is done; the meaning of life is gone. But just as his own coffin is being finished, his 17 year-old grandchild Sofia suddenly appears - she is in trouble and needs the stubbornness and wisdom of her grandfather and the warmth of the fireplace. Rejuvenated by her unexpected appearance and with a new meaning of life thrust upon him, the stubborn old man and the young city girl begin their adventure - and a descent into the unravelling secret of her surprising arrival.