Heart of a lion

A neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and is forced to deal with conflicting feelings.

Teppo falls in love with the beautiful and blonde Sari. But no ordinary love story awaits. Teppo has a central role in a neo-Nazi group. When he meets Sari’s son he gets a shock. The son’s name is Rhamadhani and he is black. Teppo’s worlds collide, he is stuck in a dilemma. On the one hand he has a chance to realise his dream of a family and children, on the other hand he has his Nazi convictions. Racism and hatred.

When Sari becomes pregnant, Teppo decides to make peace with Rhamadhani. But his brother and Teppo’s old Nazi group clearly show their displeasure. He is forced to make up his mind and choose: love or hate?

Lejonhjärtat is a co-production involving Helsinki Film, Anagram and Film i Väst.

Production year: 2013
Producer: Aleksi Bardy
Executive producer: Samproducenter Erik Magnusson, Martin Persson, Emma Åkesdotter Ronge och Jessica Ask
Director: Dome Karukoski 
Writer: Aleksi Bardy
Cast: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn och Jasper Pääkkönen
Cinematographer: Henri Blomberg
Editor: Harri Ylönen