Saippuakauppiaan sunnuntai

Soapdealer's Sunday

A Sunday in the life of a Finnish family: the father works as a travelling salesman for vitamins and cleaning supplies, the wife is expecting her fourth child. The family spends the day at home, and it is defined by seemingly meaningless activities of everyday life: groceries are put away in the refrigerator, lunch is prepared, a computer game is played, crying children are comforted. In inserted shots, the father drones his sales phrases. A short film as a social-critical assessment (inserts showing turtles in an aquarium stylise the tower block as a prison), the true quality of which is its rhythm: the banal activities and minor occurrences seem to last forever, even if it is just closing an elevator door. (mp)

Tribute 2006
Susanna Helke, Virpi Suutari
Finland 1998
29 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Susanna Helke, Virpi Suutari
Cinematography Tuomo Virtanen
Editing Susanna Helke, Virpi Suutari
Music Sanna Salmenkallio
With Kari, Pirjo, Sonja, Jani and Jonna Kurppa
Kinotar Oy Vuorikatu 16 a 9 00100 Helsinki Finnland T +358 9 1351 864 F +358 9 1357 864