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by Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi


In December 2016 a remarkable chapter in music history was closed as the Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) retired. Punk Voyage is a feature length documentary film about the last years of the band, with all the ups and downs included. After becoming celebrities in Finland, this incredible quartet continued to conquer new fans around the World. In its seven years run PKN played nearly 300 gigs in 16 countries. In 2015 the band was selected to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest, where they played to over 100 million television spectators. However, the busy traveling and success created a lot of pressure within the band: Kari struggled with the temptations and responsibilities brought by publicity; Sami extended his territory to politics and religion; Toni's and the band's roadie Niila's crush to the the same girl caused conflicts; and Pertti, tired of this all, decided to retire. Punk Voyage is a film about being true to yourself, making hard decisions and moving on in life. A smelly journey full of tears and laughter.

international title: Punk Voyage
original title: Tokasikajuttu
country: Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi
film run: 98'
release date: FI 13/10/2017
screenplay: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi
cinematography by: Jani-Petteri Passi
film editing: Otto Heikola, Riitta Poikselkä
music: Conny Malmqvist
producer: Sami Jahnukainen
co-producer: Carsten Aanonsen, Magnus Gertten, Lise Lense-Møller, Lisa Nyed, Lennart Ström
production: Mouka Filmi Oy, Magic Hour Films APS, Indie Film as, Auto Images AB, Film i Skåne
distributor: B-Plan Distribution

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