Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nordic Film Series to feature Finnish romantic comedy Nov. 18

HANCOCK -- One Foot Under is the feature film of this month’s Nordic Film Series at the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. The film will be shown twice -- at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. -- on Thursday, Nov. 18.

One Foot Under (Toinen jalka haudasta), released in 2009, is a Finnish romantic comedy that tells the story of 35-year old gardener Visa Vuorio who learns that he only has a few months to live. When a young female reporter offers to write a series of articles about him, Visa’s life changes.

But when he learns there’s been a mix-up, and he is in fact perfectly healthy, Visa is reluctant to share the truth with his girlfriend and the reporter, with whom he has fallen in love.

The 94-minute film is in Finnish with English subtitles.

There is no charge to attend the film, but donations are accepted. The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy St., downtown Hancock. For additional information, please call 906-487-7549.

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