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Basket Case (2009)
"Täynnä tarmoa" (original title)

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An inward little town in Finland transforms into a melting pot of nationalities, religions and cultures when Finnish Basketball Federation opens the borders for foreign players. The Board ... See full summary »

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An inward little town in Finland transforms into a melting pot of nationalities, religions and cultures when Finnish Basketball Federation opens the borders for foreign players. The Board of a local team puts all their eggs in the new season trebling their budget. Unknowingly it hires an uneasy twosome as the new manager and new coach for the team. The airlift from America, Europe and even Africa hauls in player after player when the coach burns the money that never realizes. The tragicomic efforts of the manager to gather the unrealistic budget and even to find a washing-machine for the players evolve into an anatomy of inflamed working environment. The manager's power-struggle with the coach has a bitter end where there's only space for one of them in the town. The player-candidates come with high hopes and end up being the pawns in the game. Their life among the locals create absurd encounters that originate from all walks of life. Written by O. Pastila

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A tragicomic documentary of a small-town basketball-team that all of a sudden doubles their budget and hires a manager and a coach that know each other too well.

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Initially it was planned that the documentary would be TV-series on a commercial channel, but as sponsorship did not materialize as thought, these plans were scrapped. Eventually with funding of YLE Dokumenttiprojekti the plan changed into single documentary film. See more »

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