Stunningly shot by cinematographer Matti Eerikäinen (Roba, Bordertown), Welcome to Texas is an intense ten-part drama about a married couple who lead a smuggling operation in a small Finnish town close to the Russian border and are drawn into the world of international organized crime, while trying to protect their family.
Welcome to Texas tells the story of a married couple who lead a smuggling operation and are drawn into the world of international organized crime, while trying to protect their family.
This beautifully shot and intense drama takes place in Kotka, near the eastern border of Finland. Tuula (Maria Ylipää) and Upi (Turkka Mastomäki) have bought a house to settle in their hometown. This is the Russian Frontier, their Wild West, where they set up a successful smuggling ring. Their gang runs everything from drugs to weapons across the Russian border. Tuula and Upi have vowed to be honest with each other, but when difficulties arise, the promise is broken.
Upi is coerced by their Russian partners to get involved in a human trafficking ring. At the same time, Tuula, who wants to make money fast and leave town, is secretly expanding their business into illegal betting. But soon things get out of hand …