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Saimaa-ilmiö (1981)

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 overview, first billed only:
Juice Leskinen Slam Juice Leskinen Slam ... Themselves
Eppu Normaali Eppu Normaali ... Themselves
Hassisen Kone Hassisen Kone ... Themselves
Juice Leskinen ... Himself / Juice Leskinen Slam
Vesa Sytelä Vesa Sytelä ... Himself / Juice Leskinen Slam
Safka Pekkonen Safka Pekkonen ... Himself / Juice Leskinen Slam (as Safka)
Petteri Salminen Petteri Salminen ... Himself / Juice Leskinen Slam
Ila Loueranta Ila Loueranta ... Himself / Juice Leskinen Slam
Jari Yliaho Jari Yliaho ... Himself / Juice Leskinen Slam
Ismo Alanko Ismo Alanko ... Himself / Hassisen Kone
Jussi Kinnunen Jussi Kinnunen ... Himself / Hassisen Kone
Reijo Heiskanen Reijo Heiskanen ... Himself / Hassisen Kone
Harri Kinnunen Harri Kinnunen ... Himself / Hassisen Kone
Aku Syrjä Aku Syrjä ... Himself / Eppu Normaali
Martti Syrjä ... Himself / Eppu Normaali


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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Release Date:

11 September 1981 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Saimaa-Phänomen See more »

Filming Locations:

Finland See more »

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Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was most watched Finnish documentary in Finland until it was surpassed by Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta (2010) in 2010. See more »


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


Composed by Pantse Syrjä
Lyrics by Mikko Saarela and Pantse Syrjä
Performed by Eppu Normaali
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Best way to see all great bands in Finland that time
10 January 2006 | by markkuhakonenSee 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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