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LAPLAND ODYSSEY

by Dome Karukoski

synopsis

The story of Janne, a man from Lapland in northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne’s incapability of getting a grip on life. Janne wasn’t even able to buy a digital TV box that Inari had given money for. Inari gives an ultimatum: a digital box needs to arrive by dawn or she leaves. Janne sets out into the night with his two friends to find a box. On their way to the city of Rovaniemi, Janne and his friends face many challenges, obstacles and temptations.

international title: Lapland Odyssey
original title: Napapiirin sankarit
country: Finland, Ireland, Sweden
sales agent: The Yellow Affair
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Dome Karukoski
release date: FI 15/10/2010, FR 09/02/2011
screenplay: Pekko Pesonen
cast: Jasper Pääkkönen, Kari Ketonen, Pamela Tola, Timo Lavikainen, Jussi Vatanen, Kari Hietalahti, Miia Nuutila, Moa Gammel
cinematography by: Pini Hellstedt
film editing: Harri Ylönen
costumes designer: Anna Vilppunen
music: Lance Hogan
producer: Aleksi Bardy, Jacqueline Kerrin, Martin Persson, Dominic Wright
production: Helsinki Filmi Oy, Ripple World Pictures Ltd, Anagram Produktion
distributor: DistriB Films