The Midwife is a love story, set against the historical backdrop of The Lapland War in 1944-1945, a conflict between Germany and Finland in the aftermath of WWII. The main character is a midwife called Helena, also nick-named as “Wildeye”. She falls in love with a Finnish-German SS officer Johannes Angelhurst. All the central characters are battling with their own pasts. Fierce, burning love does not remove the past, it does not even allow oblivion. But in the end, good wins over evil. The Midwife is based on Katja Kettu’s novel.
Antti J. Jokinen is ranked as one of the most requested music video directors worldwide. During the past few years he has directed the feature films The Resident (2011), Purge (official selection for Oscars, 2012), and The Midwife (Finnish box office hit, 2015).