"The Punk Syndrome" is a documentary film about Finnish punk-rock band Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day, formed in 2009 by four developmentally disabled guys. The film follows the band’s journey from their rehearsal room to cult success. It shows the love and hate between the guys, the crying and the laughter. Loyal to true punk tradition, the band plays loud and harshly, and their lyrics are critical of the surrounding reality: Poverty, housing problems, intoxicants and the attitudes towards disabled are brutally slung to the listener's face.
The Punk Syndrome
Director: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi
Executive Producer: Sami Jahnukainen
Producer: Sami Jahnukainen, Carsten Aanonsen, Lennart Ström & Magnus Gertten
Screenwriter: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi
Cinematographer: J-P Passi
Editor: Riitta Poikselkä
Sound Designer: Jørgen Bergsund, Tormod Ringnes
Music: Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (band)
Additional Credits: Graphic Design: Illusia Sarvas, Dramaturgy: Magnus Gertten, Editing Consultant: Mika Ronkainen, Sound Recording: Antti Haikonen
Jukka Kärkkainen has been making documentary films since 2003. Aside from filmmaking Jukka has a background as a construction worker. He is the co-founder of Mouka Filmi production company. J-P Passi has worked as a cinematographer since 2000. He also directs and works as a scriptwriter every now and then.
Distributor: Youn Ji
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