Film - Program 6 Filmfest 2021


Directed by Max Ovaska


Director: Max Ovaska
Section: Program 6
Country: Finland
Year: 2020
Language: Finnisch
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Eero Aho, Joel Hirvonen, Sara Paasikoski, Matti Onnismaa
18+ (no age rating)

Also in this program


This film is shown as part of program 6.

It’s the past that defines you, Kari tells his therapy group. And indeed, after serving a lengthy prison sentence, he wants to become a better person. However, his former life as a ruthless debt collector catches up with him in a nightmarish way.

  • Duration: 14 Min.


Meet the director


Max Ovaska

Max Ovaska, born in 1988, studies directing at the Aalto University of Art and Design’s School of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design in Helsinki. Since 2002 he has also been acting in films and TV series. In the course of his studies, he has directed several short films. CARRIER (2020) is one of seven finalists for the Student Academy Award for best narrative. In the same year, Ovaska also directed DEBT.


Screenplay: Max Ovaska
Director of Photography: Ari Virem
Film Editor: Lyydia Mäkipää
Composer: Emil Sana
Production Designer: Markku Pätilä
Costume Design: Maria Ahti
Producer: Max Ovaska, Maiju Pellikka
Production Company: Aalto University of Art and Design