Original title: Torajyvät
Class/genre: Crime & Thriller
Worms is an intensely emotional tale of the long shadows cast by the past and atonement for irreversible deeds.
Aaron and Jenny’s marriage is in good shape on the surface when they are invited to the outer islands in the Gulf of Bothnia. Aaron’s adult son, Alexi, lives there in seclusion due to a brain injury sustained in a serious car accident. The invitation cannot be turned down, since it could be the last chance for reconciliation and forgiveness. Jenny is Alexi’s former sweetheart, and the father’s scandalous secret relationship with his son’s girlfriend caused deep rifts between them at the time. However, on the rocky, barren island lurks the mysterious legacy of a shipwreck, marked by nine stone graves and a small, dilapidated chapel. These ghostly memorials conceal an ancient tragedy and an ideology in which a sinner is of no more worth than a worm crawling in the dirt. And on the island, that legacy appears to live on.