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The Idle Ones (2001)

Joutilaat (original title)
A documentary about a group of young unoccupied social outcasts and their daily routines.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harri Moilanen Harri Moilanen ... Self (as Hapa)
Tero Kinnunen Tero Kinnunen ... Self (as Bodi)
Jaakko Lähdesmäki Jaakko Lähdesmäki ... Self (as Lötkö)
Matti Puoskari Matti Puoskari ... Self (as Masa)
Eetu Himanen Eetu Himanen ... Self (as Eppu)
Ilkka Junkkari Ilkka Junkkari ... Self (as Ile)
Petri Pyykkönen Petri Pyykkönen ... Self (as Petsi)
Kimmo Mäkeläinen Kimmo Mäkeläinen ... Self (as Mäksy)
Asmo Kemppainen Asmo Kemppainen ... Self (as Keppi)
Petri Holappa Petri Holappa ... Self (as Hole)
Mateusz Moilanen Mateusz Moilanen ... Self (as Masoni)
Sami Korkalainen Sami Korkalainen ... Self (as Väljä)
Janne Pennanen Janne Pennanen ... Self (as Espen)
Matti Tolonen Matti Tolonen ... Self
Manne Teeriniemi Manne Teeriniemi ... Self


A documentary about a group of young unoccupied social outcasts and their daily routines.

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An interesting story about my former neighbours
2 February 2002 | by mchakaSee all my reviews

I spent about 15 years of my childhood and teenage living in the municipality of Suomussalmi where this movie was filmed. I also know two of the three main characters of the story, one of them being my former friend. So what else could I do than praise this movie? I bet nothing.

Still I honestly can say that it's a great story about what can it be to live in a region with almost 30% unemployment rate and which can provide future for only a tiny part of the young people. People are aging and all the young adults are moving away after they've finished their high school. I bet this film offers a lot to especially young people everywhere.

Watch it, a rumour tells that it can be seen in Finnish tv soon. :)

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Release Date:

2 November 2001 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Idle Ones See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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