Jaakko is blind, disabled, and tied to a wheelchair. He loves Sirpa. Living far away, they have never met in person, but they meet every day over the phone.
When Sirpa is overwhelmed by the shocking news, Jaakko decides to go to her immediately despite his condition. For doing that, he has to rely on the help of five strangers in five places: from home to taxi, from taxi to station, from station to train, from train to taxi, and finally from taxi to... her.
“From the beginning of the project, it was crystal clear that the film will not be a documentary about an hors de combat actor. I wanted to work with Petri, an actor who happens to be blind and tied to a wheelchair. Our main character has the same disease as Petri, but the script is fictional.
As a storyteller, I am obsessed with finding new angles. With Petri's help, I found the viewpoint of the blind and disabled person. At least I have seen many movies where the main character is somehow wounded, but I have not seen a single shot from the blind person's perspective.
I want to give the audience a cinematic experience about how it feels to be blind. The whole film is shot with close-ups. The world surrounding our main character is blurry and soft; his face and hands act as the stage of this film. When watching this, you have to trust your ears – is it possible to rely on people if you cannot see their faces?