Antilla takes time off from his paper to start an investigation in the small, picturesque town, and from the moment he arrives he realizes he’s stumbled onto something big. The taxi driver who takes him from the station to a hotel pulls a gun on him when he mentions Tutteli — hardly a warm welcome, and there’s more to come from the very unfriendly locals. When his investigations result in the murder of the one person who was willing to talk about Tutteli, Antilla realizes the Finnish Mafia is involved, as well as the town’s most prominent citizen, Victor Boom (Tom Wentzel).
Although production values are good, pic suffers from director Pekka Parikka’s slack pacing. Initially intriguing premise isn’t fulfilled; instead, this is standard stuff, complete with voiceover narration and a few silly jokes to pad out the overextended running time. Torikka is an engaging enough protagonist, but no one else in the film emerges as very interesting. The climax is both predictable and bland.