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  • Dark Christ

  • Original Title:
  • Tumma Kristus
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • An elderly art dealer Olavi (Heikki Nousiainen) is planning to retire. His art store in the centre of Helsinki has passed its glory days as young and dynamic art dealers have taken over the scene. Olavi is about to give in even though he is afraid to let go of his lifetime profession. By coincidence Olavi discovers a heavily underpriced painting named The Dark Christ. The painting is claimed to be a piece of artwork by Ilja Repin, but there is no solid proof of the origin of the painting. The uncertainty of the author results in a considerably low price tag. Olavi decides to take a chance wanting to prove himself to the art world and to his family. He borrows all the savings from his grandson in order to leave the art scene as a winner. This is when everything starts to go terribly wrong.

  • Director:
  • Klaus Härö
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  •  TBC
  • Status:
  • In Pre-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Making Movies
    Kaarle Aho
    kaarle.aho@mamo.fi
    +358 407253936
  • Director’s Statement:
    Our story takes place in Helsinki, Finland, where an art dealer, on the verge of retirement, is trying to prove himself to his family, friends and to the entire art scene. Like in the novel The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, our main character has to defy fate. The painting he is trying to acquire is an old somber painting representing The Christ, therefore the film’s title Dark Christ.
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  • About the Director:
    Klaus Härö is one of the most acclaimed directors in Finland. His films have won more than 60 awards. His latest work The Fencer was shortlisted for an Oscar and nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language Film category. His other works include Elina, as if I Wasn’t There and Letters to Father Jacob. Dark Christ is his seventh feature.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Dark Christ Image
  • Dark Christ

  • Tumma Kristus
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Klaus Härö
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  •  TBC
  • Status:
  • In Pre-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Making Movies
    Kaarle Aho
    kaarle.aho@mamo.fi
    +358 407253936
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • An elderly art dealer Olavi (Heikki Nousiainen) is planning to retire. His art store in the centre of Helsinki has passed its glory days as young and dynamic art dealers have taken over the scene. Olavi is about to give in even though he is afraid to let go of his lifetime profession. By coincidence Olavi discovers a heavily underpriced painting named The Dark Christ. The painting is claimed to be a piece of artwork by Ilja Repin, but there is no solid proof of the origin of the painting. The uncertainty of the author results in a considerably low price tag. Olavi decides to take a chance wanting to prove himself to the art world and to his family. He borrows all the savings from his grandson in order to leave the art scene as a winner. This is when everything starts to go terribly wrong.

  • Director’s Statement:
    Our story takes place in Helsinki, Finland, where an art dealer, on the verge of retirement, is trying to prove himself to his family, friends and to the entire art scene. Like in the novel The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, our main character has to defy fate. The painting he is trying to acquire is an old somber painting representing The Christ, therefore the film’s title Dark Christ.
  • About the Director:
    Klaus Härö is one of the most acclaimed directors in Finland. His films have won more than 60 awards. His latest work The Fencer was shortlisted for an Oscar and nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language Film category. His other works include Elina, as if I Wasn’t There and Letters to Father Jacob. Dark Christ is his seventh feature.