The angelic preacher Maria Åkerblom leads her followers to Helsinki, among them the adoring teenager Salome. Maria is soon sentenced to prison, accused of violent crimes. Soon Maria makes a daring escape and rejoins her devout followers. Meanwhile, Salome has befriended a streetgirl, Malin, and is now torn between her newfound freedom, and the ever more dangerous Maria’s all-consuming love.
Zaida Bergroth (b. 1977) is a Finnish film director. Her focus is often on wild family stories and complex, extreme characters. Her themes include the relationships between mothers and daughters, brothers and sisters. Drama films with a twist, psychological stories with genre elements.