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Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 June 2011 (USA)
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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Joonas Neuvonen

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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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References Trainspotting (1996) See more »

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Written by Jahniman / Konna & Shaka
Performed by Konna & Shaka
3rd Rail Music 2010
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A drug story everyone should see.
3 March 2011 | by jannexorzSee all my reviews

A story about real life, nothing subtle here. Really pisses me off that Finnish government banned this documentary from minors for being "drug- positive" -which it definitely isn't. Reindeerspotting is a neutral view in narcotic life and it probably should be viewed as a part of drug education of schools. I have seen a lot of acted films that just mostly leaves the audience wondering why to even try taking drugs if they are all bad.

After just a few minutes of watching it when it finally came out from Finnish national television I thought it would be boring, just showing the drug addicts needling themselves, since Jani gets his fingers cut out in the beginning. But the movie doesn't even get showing off the cut-out fingers, it develops into an interesting story, almost if it was all scripted and acted which it isn't. And it really goes "behind the scenes" while first showing just a low-life junkies, but after that showing they are normal people just like the rest of us, having a dream of leaving the drug-filled life, and getting a family and a house.


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