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The Punk Syndrome (2012)

Kovasikajuttu (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 4 May 2012 (Finland)
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.

Directors:

Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi (as J-P Passi)

Writers:

Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi (as J-P Passi) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pertti Kurikka Pertti Kurikka ... Himself
Kari Aalto Kari Aalto ... Himself
Sami Helle Sami Helle ... Himself
Toni Välitalo Toni Välitalo ... Himself
Kalle Pajamaa Kalle Pajamaa ... Himself
Kyösti Välitalo Kyösti Välitalo ... Himself
Aira Välitalo Aira Välitalo ... Herself
Sirkka Leikola Sirkka Leikola ... Herself
Jari Nordström Jari Nordström ... Himself
Niila Suoranta Niila Suoranta ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahti Aalto Ahti Aalto ... Himself
Markku Aalto Markku Aalto ... Himself
Pentti Arajärvi ... Himself
Tarja Halonen Tarja Halonen ... Herself
Satu Heikkilä Satu Heikkilä ... Herself
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.

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Rubbish! Punk music is complete rubbish! See more »


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Country:

Finland | Norway | Sweden

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

4 May 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Punk Syndrome See more »

Filming Locations:

Finland

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR289,900 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$166,006
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Universal punk humanism.
23 May 2012 | by jptoivonenSee all my reviews

A documentary about punk rock and all the colors of life. Been there and seen that? No, you haven't.

Here we have a Finnish punk band of four mentally disabled guys. We usually don't see the everyday life of mentally disabled in documentaries, and even more rare are the times they are seen expressing their thoughts, loves and frustrations through rough rock music.

Now we do. We are able to watch lives we usually don't see and learn to know the people behind those speech difficulties and weird face expressions. We see how they gain popularity and become famous. This documentary takes you to a different rock'n'roll life with a professional touch. A well-made documentary that moves gently but close to the skin of its characters.


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