The Home of Dark Butterflies

The Home of Dark Butterflies

108 mins | Drama | Jan. 10, 2008

Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani has been shuttled between foster homes and temporary families for the past six years, leaving any prospect of stability in his life a faded dream. When Juhani winds up in a remote shelter for troubled youth known as The Island, he has little idea of how ruthless superintendent Olavi Harjula can truly be.

The Home of Dark Butterflies

108 mins | Drama | Jan. 10, 2008

The Home of Dark Butterflies
Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani has been shuttled between foster homes and temporary families for the past six years, leaving any prospect of stability in his life a faded dream. When Juhani winds up in a remote shelter for troubled youth known as The Island, he has little idea of how ruthless superintendent Olavi Harjula can truly be.
IMDb rating 6.9
Producers Solar Films
Original title Tummien perhosten koti
Directors Dome Karukoski
Writers Leena Lander, Marko Leino

Cast

Niilo Syväoja

as Juhani

Kati Outinen

as Tyyne

Pertti Sveholm

as Erik

Eero Milonoff

as Salmi

Tommi Korpela

as Harjula

Niko Vakkuri

as Hämäläinen

Iiro Panula

as Sulkava

Ville Saksela

as Rinne

Henri Huttunen

as Simola

Roope Karisto

as Sjöblom

Marjut Maristo

as Vanamo

Kristiina Halttu

as Irene