Two very different travellers bond on a sleeper train from Moscow to Murmansk in this beguiling, bittersweet romance about overcoming otherness.
Young Finnish archaeology student Laura (Seidi Haarla) is convinced by her lecturer—and lover—to take a trip to an ancient site of petroglyphs near the Arctic Circle. However, when she boards the long-distance train to take her there, she finds she is sharing a carriage with the boorish and belligerent Ljoha (Yuriy Borisov), a foul-mouthed, misogynistic drunk travelling to his new job as a miner. Initially, they seem to have nothing in common, but as their journey goes on the two occupants of compartment no. 6 begin to form a bond they will never forget.
Beautifully believable performances... the film’s central theme of finding common ground across personal, cultural and geographical borders seems like a balm for the soul in these tumultuous times.
- DIRECTOR: Juho Kuosmanen
- CAST: Yuliya Aug, Yuriy Borisov, Dinara Drukarova, Seidi Haarla