Letters to Father Jacob

Letters to Father Jacob

Director: Klaus Härö Cast: Kaarina Hazard, Heikki Nousiainen, Jukka Keinonen

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Overview

A cold-blooded killer-cum-ex-convict finds grace and freedom from rage for the first time in her sad life in this gently wrought, subtle drama from Finnish director Klaus Härö. Murderer Leila (feminist writer Kaarina Hazard) experienced an overwhelming shock when the courts pardoned her following the first 12 years of a life sentence. At the suggestion of the prison warden, she ventures off to the modest, slightly dilapidated parsonage of a local cleric, elderly Father Jacob (Heikki Nousiainen). Jacob is rapidly losing his eyesight and therefore badly needs an assistant to help him compose letters to the parishioners who write to him and ask for his help. Leila perceives the letter-writing as silly and pointless, but humors the old man; in time, she finds the experience to be a source of nearly limitless personal renewal and spiritual redemption.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2011
UPC: 0887090027106
Original Release: 2009
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 40,033

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kaarina Hazard Leila
Heikki Nousiainen Father Jacob
Jukka Keinonen Posteljooni
Esko Roine Vankilan Johtaja

Technical Credits
Klaus Härö Director,Screenwriter
Samu Heikkila Editor
Tuomo Hutri Cinematographer
Lissa Juntunen Production Manager
Joonas Jyrala Sound Editor
Kaisa Makinen Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Pia Mikkonen Makeup
Lasse Saarinen Producer
Kirka Sainio Sound/Sound Designer
Rimbo Salomaa Producer
Dani Stromback Score Composer
Sari Suominen Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Letters to Father Jacob
1. Opening [:11]
2. The Letters [9:23]
3. Trust [12:59]
4. The Wedding [9:45]
5. Forsaken [8:12]
6. Heart Blossom [9:48]
7. Forgiveness [6:12]
8. Redemption [9:58]

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