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THE PUNK SYNDROME

by Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi

synopsis

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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