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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Pertti Kurikka
Kari Aalto
Sami Helle
Toni Välitalo.
Directors
Jukka Kärkkäinen
Jani-Petteri Passi.
Screenwriters
Running Time
85 minutes

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The Punk Syndrome
Finland's Ånvil


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Plot
Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät are just your average hard-rocking, hard-living rockers, but for one thing: all four band members are handicapped. As this verité-style film shows, life on the road and in the studio isn't all gear and groupies.


Review
The Punk Syndrome
Resembling Jerry Rothwell’s Heavy Load, this warm, amusing but never patronising profile reveals the artistic and egotistical tensions that inspire nihilist Finnish combo Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day and their frank songs about living with Down’s Syndrome and cerebral palsy.


Verdict
Candid and compassionate. Loud, too.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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