“Rain” explores what it means to be a man through the pan-generational relationship dynamics of one family.
The film’s main character Rain is somehow weaker compared to other males due to his non-existent need for self-realisation which has got lost in translation somewhere in a distant drastic change in the society. For 12-year-old Ats, the restless and stubbornly cool Rain – who has returned home from god knows where – is a new example, while their authoritarian father Kalju would like to write Rain off. When we look at his thirty years of age, it seems that the boy has not grown up to be a proper man. In his youth, Rain fled the eventless and expressionless small town to dive into rock music where the sea is always only up to the knees. Now, however, the waves of life wash over his head, and he suddenly has to learn to swim. Rain does not want to learn when he is forced to. Rain just wants to be.
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