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by Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi


Finland’s most notorious punk group is called Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät and consists of four members, all with mental health problems. At improvised rehearsals and concerts, Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi film the private life of these musicians, who scream their pain while remaining perfectly integrated within Finnish society – like a jam session of sound and fury, on the borders of normality.

international title: The Punk Syndrome
original title: Kovasikajuttu
country: Finland
sales agent: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi
release date: FI 04/05/2012
screenplay: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi, Sami Jahnukainen
cinematography by: Jani-Petteri Passi
film editing: Riitta Poikselkä
music: Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
producer: Lennart Ström
production: Mouka Filmi Oy, Film i Skåne, YLE
backing: Swedish Film Institute
distributor: Buena Vista International Finland
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