His father promised Eero that once the war was over nothing would ever be the same again. Shortly after the outbreak of war sad news from the front causes his mother to break down.
The grieving widow Kirsti cannot take care of her son and sends Eero to Sweden, for his safety and well-being. His mother promises that the move is for Eero's own best, but Eero has difficulty understanding it. The journey to an unknown country and a new family begins.
During the Second World War over 70,000 war children were sent from Finland to Sweden. The story is freely based on a novel of the same name by Heikki Hietamies.
Ilkka Matila, MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy
Jarkko T. Laine
OmegaFilm AB / Lennart Dunér and Peter Kropenin, Film in Skåne / Ralf Ivarsson
Columbia Tristar Nordisk Film Distributors Oy
Film screenplay by Jimmy Karlsson and Kirsi Vikman. The screenplay is taken freely from the novel 'Mother of Mine' written by Heikki Hietamies and an earlier screenplay by Veikko Aaltonen.