The Home of Dark Butterflies

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Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign

Niilo Syvaoja
Tommi Korpela
Kristiina Halttu
Kati Outinen

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Fourteen-year-old Juhani is haunted and oppressed by a traumatic childhood experience. After being bounced between foster homes and temporary families for six years, Juhani ends up in a Boys' Home called The Island. The place is run under the laws and regulations of superintendent Olavi Harjua, who is ruthless in his administration. Besides the seven boys and Harjula, the only other inhabitants of the Island are the superintendent's wife Irene and their two daughters, along with Tyyne who's in charge of the livestock and the catering. The isolated community is a world of its own.