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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
This documentary evolves around a young Finn in the town of Rovaniemi and his struggles in life there. Having been to Rovaniemi myself several times, I can relate to the guy's view of pointlessness. He clearly feels there is nothing for him in Lapland, and turns to drugs as an act of escapism. This part of Finland is a very empty, and sometimes a desolate looking land, if you're a dark hearted person. Snow covers Lapland for 4 to 6 months a year, and the region around Rovaniemi is empty.
So he turns to drugs. Everything from the real thing to drugs that are legal and only effective in large doses. I found this a rather interesting documentary because it sheds light on a problem one perhaps wouldn't expect to be an issue so far up north. The style of filming adds to the feel of 'being there'.
The main thing you're left wondering about after the documentary finishes is what happened to the guys afterwards. The footage used in it is obviously quite old as the guys still use the old Finnish currency (markka). It keeps one wondering.
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