The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Jaakko is blind and disabled, tightened to his wheelchair. He loves Sirpa. Living far away, they have never met in person, but they meet every day over the phone. When Sirpa is overwhelmed by the shocking news, Jaakko decides to go to her immediately despite his condition. In any case, he just needs to rely on the help of five strangers in five places: from home to taxi, from taxi to station, from station to train, from train to taxi and finally from taxi to… her. An intense movie, shot from a blind man’s perspective. An atypical action/thriller film about a man who has to go through hell to reach his loved one.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Teemu Nikki
Script: Teemu Nikki
Cinematography: Sari Aaltonen
Editing: Jussi Sandhu
Sound: Sami Kiiski, Heikki Kossi
Actors: Petri Poikolainen, Marjaana Maijala, Hannamaija Nikander, Matti Onnismaa, Samuli Jaskio, Rami Rusinen
Production: It’s Alive Films
Producers: Jani Pösö, Teemu Nikki
Co-production: Wacky Tie Films
Co-producers: Pasi Hakkio, Niina Virtanen
Format: DCP
Color: Colοr
Production Country: Finland
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 82'
Contact: Intramovies

Teemu Nikki

Teemu Nikki is a prolific self-educated, award-winning filmmaker and son of a pig farmer from Sysmä, Finland. The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic is Nikki’s fifth feature film. He has also directed over 20 short films which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world and three popular TV series. Together with Jani Pösö, he runs It’s Alive Films, one of the most active production companies in Finland. Nikki’s style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity. He has never seen the movie Titanic.


2007 A Mate
2010 Play God (doc)
2011 A Perfect Day (short)
2012 Simo Times Three
2013 Behind The Curtain (short)
2014 Tits (short)
2015 Lovemilla
2015 The Log (short)
2017 Euthanizer
2019 All Inclusive (short)
2020 Nimby
2021 The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic