Alternate Titles: Isänmaallinen Mies
Arto Halonen, Jouni K. Kemppainen
Martti Suosalo, Pamela Tola, Janne Reinikainen, Hannu-Pekka, Kari Ketoen
It is the 1980s. Toivo is an unemployed typesetter. His wife Pirkko encourages him to do something useful, so he goes to donate blood. The blood astonishes the hospital nurse who assists him. The Finnish national ski team then discovers the special qualities of Toivo’s blood, and soon Toivo joins the team’s technical division to take up his secret role as a human blood-tank.
Finland’s brightest star is making a breakthrough: Aino. A young woman, Aino is not only a good skier but an impressive public brand, with the nickname Finnmaiden. Soon, Toivo and Aino become an integral pair.
With Toivo’s help, Aino skis to the top of the world rankings. Just before the most important race, however, a disaster occurs, which jeopardizes the highest goal: Olympic victory. Oce again, the Finnish team’s success is placed in Toivo’s hands.