12-year-old Tinja is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg. What hatches is beyond belief.

  • Released: 2022-03-04
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror
  • Stars: Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Reino Nordin, Oiva Ollila, Saija Lentonen, Ida Määttänen, Stella Leppikorpi, Jonna Aaltonen, Hertta Karen
  • Director: Hanna Bergholm
  • coolvishal-49141 - 15 April 2024
    Pure garbage movie
    1/10 don't waste your time...

    This is literally worse than below average 4/10 rated movies out there...

    Nothing scary... bad characters... bad acting... worst story ever...

    From starting to end waited to see something interesting but it was really disappointed... sad for people who liked this movie... no wonder you people making stupid movies famous...

    Had to sanitise my eyes after watching this... gotta visit doctor to see my health as well...

    All the reviews saying movie is good is either paid or forced other to watch this movie to make us suffer...

    Well you won we did suffer... just made this account so that I can write this review...
  • mariya_mirabella - 9 July 2023
    Story of Parents Destroying their Child
    Firs of all, I must say that this film has the most awful, dysfunctional family I have seen in a while. Selfish, narcissistic mum with zero boundaries; weak, compliant, emasculated dad; nasty, entitled younger brother. And we have Trinja. A lovely, sweet, talented girl who loves her parents and especially her mum, who wants to please, and tries her best to be what her mum wants her to be.

    But as the tension in the family grow, Trinja hatches something. Something ugly, nasty, evil, and revengeful. What is it? As time goes by, we see that it is also Trinja. This version is cold, heartless, and selfish - just like her mum.

    In the end, her mum kills sweet, kind Trinja and the family is left with the evil, glaring doppelganger. This is quite a blunt message - horrid parents destroy all that is good in their children, and pay the consequences. And I really hope Trinja's family pays, every one of them.
  • fventas-16075 - 5 February 2023
    The movie is about a bird that turns into a human. So far there is nothing wrong but becoming fully human? Apart from the fact that it is no longer so interesting, at the same time the film loses meaning. There they thought that we have to see the psychological side that it is a double personality that the girl develops but in reality I do not see that at all. What we have is a supposedly foraging killer bird.

    I think the story started interesting but as it progressed it became boring and predictable. In addition, the film loses all sense that the bird becomes completely human and also many scenes that lack logic and unfortunately that makes a film much detract. A fair rating would be 5.5 which is just the middle ground score. I said.
  • CinemaSerf - 24 September 2022
    When a bird finds it's way into their living room, the young "Tinja" (Siiri Solalinna) wraps it in a cloth and gives it to her mother - who promptly breaks it's neck! Somewhat distraught by this, the young would-be gymnast is out in the forest later where she discovers an egg. She takes it home, and incubates what turns out to be a rather large creature that has a distinct symbiosis with her. As it grows and develops, it can clearly read her mind and act upon her thoughts and actions as it develops human (and cruel) traits. Will she be able to control this rather menacing looking hatchling - especially in the face of increasing animosity towards her increasing domineering mother (Sophia Heikkilä) and annoying and scheming little brother? The story is all a bit too predictable here, to be honest, and the acting isn't really up to much either - the direction and photography offers us just a bit too pristine a look to the film to help engender any sense of peril. The creature is well put together, though, and that does illicit a combination of pity and fear when used to it's best effect. Sadly that is all too infrequently and for the most part this is a rather clunky family melodrama. Watchable, though, just not really very memorable.
  • Lomax343 - 5 September 2022
    Finnish horror with a horrid finish
    A creepy and atmospheric horror from Finland. Tinja is a promising (but not exceptional) twelve-year-old gymnast whose outwardly idyllic life is fraught with tension. Her mother is an appallingly-pushy social-media obsessive, who wants to be the mother of a champion far more than she wants her daughter to be a champion; her father is a walking door-mat who tolerates his wife openly going to stay with her lover rather than rock the boat.

    Tinja finds an egg in the woods and secretly brings it home. There it hatches into a creature with which she has a strange connection, and which, while not exactly evil, has no moral compass. The consequences of her trying to keep the existence of this creature a secret start badly and get steadily worse.

    Siiri Solalinna and Sophia Heikkila are excellent as daughter and mother respectively, and the ending is one that will remain with the viewer a long time.