DIRECTOR: Klaus Härö
FINLAND/SWEDEN / 2018
FRIDAY 17 MAY 7:30PM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 95 MINS
One Last Deal is a redemptive, moving and stunningly shot depiction of the search for meaning in later life.
The modern world has left Helsinki art dealer, Olavi Launio (Heikki Nousiainen), behind. In a high-tech era of glitzy auction houses and jet-setting playboy collectors, this elderly widower remains obstinately old-school. Struggling to stay afloat and estranged from his family, Olavi hopes an under-valued painting by (he thinks) a Russian master will be his one last – and best – deal. With the help of his Google-savvy grandson it’s a race against time to get the painting authenticated and to find a buyer. It’s also his last chance to re-connect with his estranged daughter. One Last Deal is a gentle film about final choices, leaving us with the payoff message that sometimes the most valuable bargains we strike in life are more emotional than financial. A striking drama that is beautifully shot, set against an autumnal backdrop of Helsinki.