Jussi Award nomination: Best Music (2009)
Finnish entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 81st Academy Awards
Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight. He is taken to an island, where there is a boys' home, run by a strict superintendent, Olavi Harjula. When Harjula is advised that funding will stop for his school due to his harsh methods, he decides to start a silkworm project for self-funding. All the boys agree to stay and help him, apart from Juhani, who expects to go back to his family that wants him back.
director: Dome Karukoski
producer: Markus Selin
music: Panu Aaltio
Finland, 108min (Tummien perhosten koti)
Theatrical release: January 11, 2008