The humorous breakthrough debut about the young Romeo and Juliet in the Finnish countryside, Poleax is a modern classic, and still as fresh as ever.
Allu is 16. He was going to spend the summer of his life in the big city of Stockholm, but his mother has other plans: she sends Allu to their relatives in the countryside, to help with haymaking.
Allu is definitely not into the country life, nor farming, until he spots Kerttu, a local girl, on the village road. She is different, endearing – and sexy. It turns out to be a summer of love, and insecurity.
Poleax was awarded the best debut of the year.