One day Vatanen, a journalist in Helsinki, bumped into a rabbit on a road in Finland. He decided to follow the animal through the woods... And so begins 'the Hare of Vatanen', a best-selling book by Arto Paasilinna (1975). Catherine et Marion take the fiction for granted and use the book as a travelling guide. They follow Vatanen's steps throughout Finland up to the polar circle. (French version : Lapin lapon)
This production was helped by : Scam, Conseil général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Radio Grenouille, Finish public radio YLE (Harri Huhtamäki), Novella, WSOY and Denoël. The authors wish to thank Arto's son Petteri Paasilinna, his translator Anne Colin du Terrail and their translator Tommi Hölttä.