Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia

The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

Poikolainen is outstanding in the leading role. He has an endearing charm and wonderful sense of humour that sparks an instant connection with the viewer. Whether he’s teasing his carer by calling her Annie Wilkes or joking with Sirpa over the phone, it’s impossible not to root for his happiness. And its precisely this that makes Jakko’s later ordeal so nerve-wracking to watch, with the actor nailing every beat of his performance. It’s not everyday that a film can take audiences on an emotional journey of this magnitude: it’s funny, loving, compassionate and, at times, terrifying. Jakko’s journey demands to be experienced alongside him; to divulge anything else about the plot would sour the experience. (

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia (The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic, 2021) - Nimby (2020) - Armomurhaaja (Euthanizer, 2017) - Lovemilla (2015) - 3Simoa (2012)
European Panorama Fiction 2022
Teemu Nikki
Finland 2021
82 minutes
Finnish / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Teemu Nikki
Cinematography Sari Aaltonen
Editing Jussi Sandhu
Sound/Sounddesign Sami Kiiski, Heikki Kossi
With Petri Poikolainen, Marjaana Maijala, Hannamaija Nikander, Matti Onnismaa, Samuli Jaskio, Rami Rusinen
Producer(s) Jani Pösö
It’s Alive Films, Wacky Tie Films
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2021