A secluded fast food joint next to an empty parking lot. It’s nice to go there, because nobody recognizes you. On a rainy autumn day, people show up one after the other, all of them on the verge of a breakdown – or perhaps a breakthrough? The main character, Waitress, sees and absorbs it all. One by one, through their personal drama, the clients push Waitress towards her own edge.
The End of the Chain is a story about people in the middle of a crisis – both in their souls and in the world around them. It is a film about the wish to find an anchor in life and the need to feel understood and approved. Deep topics are spiced up with humor.
The End of the Chain is Priit Pääsuke’s (b. 1975) fiction feature debut, and it is based on a theatre play by Paavo Piik (b. 1983). Pääsuke’s short fiction Black Peter (2008) premiered at the 38th Tampere Film Festival, participated at 22 film festivals and won 11 prizes. His feature length documentary Impromptu premiered in 2015.