THE HUMAN PART (FINLAND/DENMARK/2018/COMEDY/DRAMA)
Pekka Malmikunnas is a bankrupt, penniless man, who has managed to convince his family that he is still the CEO of a large IT company. Keeping up this facade has become something of a full-time job for him.
When Pekka’s parents Salme and Paavo come to the city for an unexpected visit, Pekka is in trouble. In order to dispel any doubts, Pekka throws his parents and his grown-up sisters a lavish dinner party. There they bump into Kimmo Hienlahti, an even bigger smooth-talker, who finally makes Pekka realise his own impossible situation. But what can Pekka do, when telling the truth is now harder than ever?
Human's part is the story of a pretty everyday anti-hero who does everything to keep his cool. In the film , Hannu-Pekka Björkman plays the bankrupt Pekka Malmikunna, who has managed to convince everyone that he is still the CEO of a large IT company.
However, the ingredients for a disaster come together when the family's parents Salme and Paavo ( Leena Uotila and Asko Sarkola ) decide to go to Helsinki to see what their adult children are up to.
To dispel the budding doubts, Pekka organizes a spectacular family dinner for his parents and adult sisters ( Ria Kataja , Armi Toivanen ). The party is a success until a surprising accident happens that changes everything.
Director: Juha Lehtola
Screenwriters: Kari Hotakainen (novel), Juha Lehtola (screenplay), Leo Viirret (writer)
Producers: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
Production Co: Bufo
Cast: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Leena Uotila, Asko Sarkola, Ria Kataja, Armi Toivanen
Jussi Awards, 2019.
• Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Best Leading Actor.
• Best Film.Nominee
• Ria Kataja, Best Supporting Actress.Nominee.
• Best Screenplay Nominee.
• Best Music Nominee.
• The film is inspired by Kari Hotakainen's novel of the same name. The film was written by Kari Hotakainen and Juha Lehtola.
• The human part drama comedy is based on Hotakainen's book published in 2009. The story is about a family that hides its weaknesses and tries to weld itself back together.
• Although this film shares its name with a novel by Kari Hotakainen, the storyline is quite different; therefore the titling says that the film is "inspired by the book."
• Lehtola’s film comes from the dark country of Finland, where the money is gone, the family is torn apart, and thus a brilliant impostor is born, who will have to bring his family together and make it stronger than ever.