The Last Ones (2020)

The Lapland tundra. Rupi is a young miner who fills his days by traficking in illegal pills, drinking, and dropping coins in a slot machine. After his friend is murdered, Rupi realises that he loves his friend’s widow. But the mine owner wants her too. The violence becomes a spectacle, the tragedy comic, the tundra cold, the people degenerate and hope ephemeral, like a star shooting through the sky. But even in this world, hope briefly rears its head.

Production notes

The acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu is a HIFF favourite (Autumn Ball, 2008, Temptation of St. Tony, 2010) known for his visual punctuality and dark humour – as The Last Ones proves once again.

Mirkka Maikola (translated by Saija Holm)

  • Orig. title: Viimased
  • Language: Finnish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: B-Plan Distribution
  • Cinematography: Sten-Johan Lill
  • Editing: Wouter van Luijn, Xander Nijsten
  • Music: Sven Grünberg
  • Sound: Mark Glynne
  • Production design: Otso Linnalaakso