It is the week before Christmas in Toronto and we meet two thirteen-year-old girls Mimmi and Nike. Nike is a “good girl”, she lives with her anxious and shallow minded mother, who only cares about what people think and where vanity is everything. Which is the root cause of Nike anxiety attacks for being bullied at school. Mimmi gets to travel across Canada with her mother, Theresa, a carefree freelance musician who hates routines and bourgeois conversations.
Mimmi has just moved to Toronto and is a new student at Nike’s school. Mimmi is streetwise and hard edge who often tells stories of grandiose about her father in order to keep other students away from picking at her. When her stories are questioned and challenged by other classmates, she beats them up. Hard! Mimmi brings a meticulously pre-packed bag to school, she is excited to ride the VIA RAIL to visit her dad in Quebec City. But when Mimmi’s dad cancels the visit once again, Nike feels bad for Mimmi and steps in when Mimmi gets bullied later in the day. Nike stands up against the bullies causing Mimmi to run off. Leaving her bag behind in a trench. Mimmi sees her dad Micke on the street and the girls decide to follow him only to learn he is running away from gangsters. Micke works as an undercover police officer and has gathered a list of all the corrupt politicians in Canada.
They see the gangsters kidnapping Micke and the only way to save him is to deliver the memory stick and list to Stefan in Quebec City. The girls go straight to Toronto Union Station, they discover they only have enough money to get to Ottawa which is not their desired location. The girls decide to take their chances and they hop on the next train going east with the hopes they will find some way to get to Quebec City. Micke is kept hostage in Quebec City. The girls begin to start their adventure.
By rising to the challenge and learning to lean on each other our principal characters emerge as true heroines and better versions of themselves. This film is about courage, empowerment, and friendship. The girls are tested and challenged in every way, both emotionally and physically and they have to learn how to cooperate and trust each other as well as conquer their own fears. The film explores the topic of class, justice and young girls trying to find their ground in a world that all too often is not what it might seem. Two distinctly different girls from different backgrounds come together and form an unlikely friendship to rescue a man in need. The man is Mimmi’s father.
IN DEVELOPMENT WITH EURIMAGES
LEIF MOHLIN (MINT AB)
NATASHA SEMONE VASSELL
GRETHE BØE WAAL
GRETHE BØE WAAL