Feature film, written and to be directed by Veiko Õunpuu.
The tundra. Lapland. A mining village made of piled up, dilapidated construction trailers and mobile homes becomes the meeting point for the hatred between reindeer herders and miners. Their only common sources of solace are alcohol and the rare prostitute that drops by the village.
One of the miners, Rupi, is the son of a local reindeer herder chief. In his free time, Rupi traffics in illegal prescription pills for the owner of the mine. The owner forces him to swindle his only friend who then gets murdered. Gradually, Rupi falls in love with his friend’s widow. The boy finds comfort in this love but comfort is as brief as a star shooting through the sky in this old-testament mining story where a happy ending would truly be a miracle.
Writer & Director: Veiko Õunpuu
Producers: Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari & Ellen Havenith
In co-production with: Homeless Bob Production (EE), Bufo (FI)
Supported by: MEDIA, Estonian Film Institute, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Lapland Film Commission, Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Netherlands Film Fund and Eurimages.
Selected for: Les Arcs co-production market