Compartment No. 6

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen

Few people would head to icy Murmansk in winter, but Finnish trainee archaeologist Laura (Haarla) is determined to see the town’s rare petroglyphs, and perhaps escape a failing teacher-student romance. Cooped up in a dingy second-class compartment with hard-drinking Russian skinhead Ljoha (Borisov), Laura finds little relief or escape. A Before Sunrise meet-cute this isn’t, though sometimes connections and destinations take on new meanings.

Translated title:
Hytti nro 6

Finnish and Russian

Full English

133 minutes

Country of origin:
Estonia, Finland, Germany and Russia

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