Against her instincts, a woman, Saiva rescues a wounded stranger from the ice and nurses him back to health with the help of the young Anja and stunning. The two women compete for the man’s affection , only to become embroiled in a heated love triangle. Shot with precision under treacherous conditions, the film shows the universal longing for love and connection, amid the hardships of arctic life.
A very, very slow moving plot, I suppose was intentionally to give the atmosphere of loneliness. It is however also quite disjointed and never comes to a point or even close to a plot. There are huge incontinuities the most awesome is that she is saving a baby in one scene carrying it across the tundra but it is never seen again. Sean Bean acts well and it is this together with the well portrayed bleakness that saves this from a 1 star.