First-time director Joonas Neuvonen followed his gang of substance-abusers in Rovaniemi with a video camera. The result is a harsh awakening, a trip through the mental landscape of drug-addicts in Finland’s northern metropolis, where daily life is little more than a continuous rat-race to score the next fix and shooting up anything that is at hand. The footage is unapologetic and brutally honest in its portrayal of a section of society that is often talked about but rarely seen. Incidentally, the film was certified K-18, as it ”portrays drug use in a positive light.” Go and see for yourself if the lifestyle appeals to you.
PREMIERE 9 APRIL