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Frozen Land

Frozen Land

(Edit) 11/10/2007

Frozen Land is a powerful tale of individual stories joined together by the law of chaos and finally, approximately coming full circle.

A schoolteacher loses his job at the same time as a new, younger man starts at the same school. His desperate spiral into alcoholism kicks off a slowly unwinding chain of events, affecting people all over Helsinki. Each character seems to pass on misfortune to the next, releasing personal demons that tear lives apart. There is a grim fatalism pervading the film, characters seem unable to break away from the personal hell they are in, unable to make right decisions. The narrative thread is brilliantly thought out- events seem inevitable yet completely unpredictable.

The moments of humour are few, and very black. Hope is almost non-existent. It is though a beautifully shot, well constructed and affecting work of art.

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