23 - 31 AUGUST 2013, PRIZREN

The Punk Syndrome


Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi, Finland,
2012, Colour, 85 min

    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


    08.07, Kompleksi Europa Amfiteatri, 20:30
    Director: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi
    Producer: Sami Jahnukainen
    Cinematographer: J-P Passi
    Editor: Riitta Poikselkä
    Sound: Jørgen Bergsund

    Director biography

    Jukka has been making documentary films since 2003. Aside from filmmaking Jukka has a background as a construction worker.
    J-P Passi has worked as a cinematographer since 2000. He also directs and works as a scriptwriter every now and then.

    Festivals and Awards

    Hot Docs 2012. Tampere 2012. Special Prize / International Feature Competition - Visions du Réel 2012.


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