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Reindeerspotting - Escape from Santaland (2010)
"Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta" (original title)

 -  Documentary  -  8 June 2011 (USA)
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This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »

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This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by train to various parts of Europe before being sent to imprisonment for several petty crimes. Written by Vilzu83

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With over 60,000 admissions it's the most successful Finnish documentary of all time. See more »

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Pahoinvointivaltio
Written by Autio / Kampara, Stark, Yli-Suvanto, Suominen, Salminen
Performed by Hannibal & Soppa feat. Jodarok, Jontti & Shaka
Joku Roti Records 2007
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I truly did not expect this to be as good as it was.. It went on kind of slow at first, then some of the friendships seemed to just magically vanish.. really touching characters as they seemed like good people initially but due to the early addiction to opiates its always pretty much a guarantee that its going to clamp onto your soul until you be honest enough with yourself. I used to be a Junkie for 2 years and I was homeless for a small part of that. I know exactly what he was going through in so many scenarios and although this documentary ends on a seemingly light note its super sad to hear about how he hung himself shortly after this was completed and widely released. =[


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