The Grump’s everyday life in the Finland countryside moves forward according to old routines. He’s busy working on his farm, but memories of his big brother Tarmo are bothering him. Tarmo moved to Germany decades ago, and the brothers haven’t been in touch, even though they were best friends when they were children. When the Grump crashes his beloved Escort, he knows he only wants to find another Escort. The nearest 1972 Escort is found in Germany. The Grump takes a suitcase full of money and heads to Germany. After a series of incidents, the previously estranged brothers go looking for an Escort together and end up getting to know each other again in the process. This is a tale about healing decades-old wounds. It’s a story about reconciliation and forgiveness, and Ford Escorts.
“This story is peppered with such loving characters and plot lines making it a worthseeing. Without much kitsch the director creates a warm lightness that also picks up not so grumpy people and gives them a good time.” –Letterboxd