Original title Ihmisen osa
Directed by Juha Lehtola
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.