Umbra is a scientist who wants to prove his theory that human beings are ruled by chance and devoid of any purpose, and as a consequence, some become evil and cruel.
Umbra heads a research institute on evil and cruelty together with his colleague and lover Iris. His subjects are both criminals and victims. He wants to prove his theory that human beings are ruled by chance and devoid of any purpose, and as a consequence, some become evil and cruel. Umbra’s theory is tested when Iris and his patients challenge him, and ultimately his own mind. Was his scientific research merely an unconscious attempt to come up with an explanation for the cruel treatment he received in his childhood?
Directors: Maria Ruotsala
Producer: Merja Ritola
Cast: Irina Björklund, Sampo Sarkola, Roosa Söderholm
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Year of Production: 2013
Nominated for Best Actor. Kultainen Venla
Nominated for Best Actress. Kultainen Venla