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Jasper Pääkkönen in Frozen Land

Frozen Land

2009 NR

In this Finnish drama inspired by Leo Tolstoy's "The Forged Coupon," a schoolteacher's firing sets off a chain of increasingly devastating events, demonstrating the ripple effect of a single sad incident. The ex-teacher pawns his TV and stereo -- much to the distress of his teenage son, who prints a counterfeit note to replace the goods. The merchant then passes that loss on to the next customer, and so it goes in this film from Aku Louhimies.