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The Saimaa Gesture (1981)
"Saimaa-ilmiö" (original title)

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A documentary of three Finnish bands on tour around lake Saimaa. Bands on boat are Hassisen Kone, Eppu Normaali and Juice Leskinen Slam.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ismo Alanko ...
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Reijo Heiskanen ...
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Jussi Kinnunen ...
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Harri Kinnunen ...
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Safka Pekkonen ...
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Juice Leskinen ...
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Jari Yliaho ...
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Ila Loueranta ...
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Vesa Sytelä ...
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Martti Syrjä ...
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Pantse Syrjä ...
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Juha Torvinen ...
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Mikko Nevalainen ...
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Aku Syrjä ...
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A documentary film about a tour of three Finnish rock bands around Saimaa lake system in a steam boat in 1981. The bands (Juice Leskinen Slam, Eppu Normaali and Hassisen Kone) are shown playing songs in their gigs and, in between, the members give intimate interviews or just act plain silly and have a good time. Written by Anonymous

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11 September 1981 (Finland)  »

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Der Saimaa-Phänomen  »

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Director Aki Kaurismäki can be seen interviewing Ismo Alanko. See more »

Connections

Followed by Tuuliajolla 2006 - Rock-elokuva Saimaalta (2006) See more »

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Let's See Action
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by Eppu Normaali
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Best way to see all great bands in Finland that time
10 January 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The movie "Saimaa-Ilmiö" goes deep to Finnish rock-culture and artists behind the swing. Later all bands playing in the movie as kind of young rebels, has been continuing making their art and most of them are today legends or superstars in genre of Finland. Movie has one other function lovely for my opinion. Men are sailing over biggest lake of Finland, they are drinking a little bit of beer, having sauna and so on. They are laughing, telling dirty and simple jokes, sitting quietly and speaking nothing. They are like ordinary Finnish men, only difference is the art of making touching music and make people laugh or cry with them. See it feel it and love it.


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