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NIMBY - NOT IN MY BACK YARD

by Teemu Nikki

synopsis

Mervi travels to her hometown in Finland, with her German-Iranian girlfriend Kata, to confront her parents and come out of the closet. There, she finds out that she’s not the only one hiding secrets. The two girls will find themselves in the middle of social mayhem in a community of gang bangers, bisexual pastors, activists, racists, refugees, alcoholics and drug abusers. Finally, a belligerent neo-Nazi group break in.

international title: Nimby - Not In My Back Yard
original title: Nimby
country: Finland
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Teemu Nikki
film run: 95'
screenplay: Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö
cast: Susanna Pukkila, Almila Bagriacik, Elias Westerberg, Matti Onnismaa, Mari Rantasila, Antti Reini, Ona Kamu, Jouko Puolanto
cinematography by: Sari Aaltonen
film editing: Matti Näränen
art director: Santtu Toivola
costumes designer: Ritta Röppelinen
music: Janne Huttunen
producer: Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö
co-producer: Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Jörgen Andersson, Kjell Åhlund
production: It's Alive Films, Bon Voyage Films, Doppelganger
backing: Finnish Film Foundation (FI), YLE (FI), Forssa Film Office (FI), SVT (SE)
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Finland
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