The Human Part

Original title Ihmisen osa

Directed by Juha Lehtola

Length 108min

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

Script Adaptation and Dramaturg Leo Viirret

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 T. Lahtinen, Teemu E. T. Lahtinen / Smile Entertainment

Pekka Malmikunnas (Hannu-Pekka Björkman) 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 (Leena Uotila, Asko Sarkola) 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 (Ria Kataja, Armi Toivanen) a lavish dinner party. There they bump into Kimmo Hienlahti (Kari Hietalahti), 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?

Directed by Juha Lehtola, The Human Part is a warm comedy-drama about a family that had forgotten it was a family, and about Pekka, who had forgotten he was just a human. The film received its international premiere at the Official Selection Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November 2018.