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The Punk Syndrome (Kovasikajuttu)

The Punk Syndrome
  • 2012
  • Finland/Norway/Sweden
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Jukka Kärkkäinen/Jani-Petteri Passi
  • Language: Finnish
  • UK release: 1 February 2013

Documentary about Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, all of whom have disabilities. A sleeper hit on the festival circuit, the film depicts the heartwarming solidarity and warmth that the bandmembers have for one another, despite the fall-outs, blunders and outbursts expected from a music doc.

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The Punk Syndrome

25 Jan 20134 stars

Music documentary following Finnish punk outsiders Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät

A sleeper hit on the film festival circuit, The Punk Syndrome follows the trials and tribulations of Finland’s Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, a punk band whose members have learning disabilities and their rise in popularity within the local crust-punk scene…

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