One Last Deal
Elderly art dealer Olavi is about to retire. The man who has always put business and art before everything – even his family – cannot imagine life without work. At an auction an old painting catches his attention. Olavi suspects it is worth much more than the starting price, which is low because the authenticity hasn’t been confirmed. Olavi’s instincts kick in. He decides to make one last deal in order to earn proper pension money. At the same time Olavi’s daughter Lea – whom he hasn’t seen for years – asks him to help her with his teenage grandson Otto. Together with Otto, Olavi starts to investigate the background of the painting. They find out that the painting is called Dark Christ and it was painted by Ilya Repin. Olavi manages to buy the painting, but when the auction house realizes that there was a mistake with the original pricing, they go against him. To fulfill his dream, the old dealer must face both the auction house and his own past mistakes.
Klaus Härö Klaus Härö is one of the most award-winning film directors in Finland. His films have won more than 60 awards around the globe. The Fencer was shortlisted for an Oscar and nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language Film category in 2016. His previous works also include Elina, as if I Wasn’t There (Crystal Bear Berlinale 2003), Mother of Mine (2005) and Letters to Father Jacob (2009).