The film deals with the myriad complications arising from Venla's (Minna Haapkylä) desire to have a child. Her long time boyfriend Antero (Kari-Pekka Toivonen) is reluctant, fearing that fatherhood will imperil his last chance to succeed in his speed skating career and by seeing his friend go through fatherhood. Antero does some extreme things to avoid getting Velna pregnant and she begins to be equally devious in her attempts to conceive. Venla seeks help from her bisexual co-worker at a fertility clinic and the relationship between the two begins to blossom amongst many setbacks.
The film was shot on one camera in 40 days. All the music was composed for the film, partly to save money on a film which cost only 600,000 euros. The translation of the subtitles in English is workmanlike at best.
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