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Kovasikajuttu (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 4 May 2012 (Finland)
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.


Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi (as J-P Passi)


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Pertti Kurikka Pertti Kurikka ... Himself
Kari Aalto Kari Aalto ... Himself
Sami Helle Sami Helle ... Himself
Toni Välitalo Toni Välitalo ... Himself
Kalle Pajamaa Kalle Pajamaa ... Himself
Kyösti Välitalo Kyösti Välitalo ... Himself
Aira Välitalo Aira Välitalo ... Herself
Sirkka Leikola Sirkka Leikola ... Herself
Jari Nordström Jari Nordström ... Himself
Niila Suoranta Niila Suoranta ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahti Aalto Ahti Aalto ... Himself
Markku Aalto Markku Aalto ... Himself
Pentti Arajärvi ... Himself
Tarja Halonen Tarja Halonen ... Herself
Satu Heikkilä Satu Heikkilä ... Herself


A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.

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Finland | Norway | Sweden



Release Date:

4 May 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Punk Syndrome See more »

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€289,900 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Kovasikajuttu; they're electric
15 May 2015 | by Tuukkah-amonSee all my reviews

I hope that the documentarists were not up to make a film exploiting disabled people. Pentti Kurikan Nimipäivät is OK. For good and bad, boys in the band are shown as they are? They can play. They can play as well as a 'normal' punk band could. Not so good, but not so bad. Relationships between band members seem to be as volatile as in any band. Us and them: They have feelings and show it. Also, we 'normals', may have feelings. But no show. They are slow readers and have difficulties to write. If we look at all 'normals' there might be same problems. Nothing new there. Yes, they have sex. Unbelievable?! Some of them have regular sex. Could you accept - some of them have sex more frequently than an average married people. And so on. They and all the other we call disabled are humans. They could live pretty much 'normally' with right support. Good things about this documentary are: it seems honest, disabled are not pitiful, they seem to have a good life. Punk rules OK!

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