The Human Part

Original title Ihmisen osa

Directed by Juha Lehtola


Genre Comedy-drama

Year of production 2018

Production countries Finland, Denmark

Starring Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Kari Hietalahti, Ria Kataja, Armi Toivanen, Leena Uotila, Asko Sarkola, Della McLoud, Nicole Stiles

Written by Kari Hotakainen, Juha Lehtola

Director of Photography J-P Passi

Production Design Otso Linnalaakso

Costume Design Roosa Marttiini

Make-up Design Pia Mikkonen

Editing Samu Heikkilä

Sound Design Karri Niinivaara

Composer Halfdan E

Producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff / Bufo

Co-Producer Timo Lahtinen / Smile Entertainment

Pekka Malmikunnas is a bankrupt, penniless, middle-aged man, who has convinced his family that he is still the CEO of a large IT company. Maintaining this façade in order to save face has become something of a full-time job for him.

When Pekka’s parents unexpectedly come for a visit, he throws a lavish family dinner party in order to dispel any doubts. The soirée is a success until Pekka’s god-daughter gets run over by a car. The reckless driver becomes a mutual enemy for the family. The driver tries to atone for his actions, but the situation spirals out of control and Pekka attacks the man.

Pekka realizes things have gone too far and decides to tell his family the truth. It does not hurt as much as Pekka thought, and it brings the pieces of a once broken family back together.