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White Rage (2015)

Valkoinen raivo (original title)
White rage is a story about Lauri and through him many other victims of school bullying and separate childhood trauma. Lauri is a victim of 'white rage', which can lead at it's worst to school shootings.


Arto Halonen


Arto Halonen, Katri Merikallio (inspired by article)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauri Lauri ... Self - narrator (voice)
Miro Mäkelä Miro Mäkelä ... Lauri lapsena
Linus Tuomenvirta Linus Tuomenvirta ... Lauri nuorena
Jouko Hokkanen Jouko Hokkanen ... Lauri aikuisena
Kalle Kattelus Kalle Kattelus ... Lentopalloileva Lauri
Zaida Hämäläinen Zaida Hämäläinen ... Laurin äiti
Samu Loijas Samu Loijas ... Laurin isä
Mirja Oksanen Mirja Oksanen ... Ala-asteen opettaja
Paula Saloranta Paula Saloranta ... Yliopiston professori
Jokke Lindberg Jokke Lindberg ... Lentopallovalmentaja
Teuvo Nikkinen Teuvo Nikkinen ... Lentopallovalmentaja
Leo Idman Leo Idman ... Terapeutti
Salla-Maria Orvasto Salla-Maria Orvasto ... Terapeutti
Riku Miettinen Riku Miettinen ... Pelle Myyrmannissa
Niilo Rova Niilo Rova ... Kiusaaja ala-asteella


White rage is the story of Lauri, and through him the story of other victims of both school bullying and a separate childhood trauma: victims full of white rage, which may lead to school shootings and other extreme acts of violence. The film is also about our society: a society without sufficient understanding or desire to address the emergence of school violence.

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about bullying and how it affects a person
6 June 2017 | by Bjornek1See all my reviews

A great documentary about school bullying, its causes and consequences. The narrator tells his story from early childhood, through adolescence to adulthood. As he is telling us his story, we get news clips from school shootings, and from other terrorist acts.

The narrator is himself a researcher on this topic as well as having personal experience as a former victim of school bullying. He offers explanations of these horrific acts, both from an academic view and from his personal experiences. He is both close to, and has a distance to the subject. I think that this is a what makes the documentary so great. The personal story of the narrator is engaging and it makes me empathize with him rather than judge him, even though he is starting to walk down a very dark path.

The academic view makes connections between his story and other stories possible, which makes me understand that there may be some common factors behind these acts that in the first glance seem unexplainable. The theory offered, of black and white rage, is easy to grasp. The narrator voice is calm and easy to follow. I like that the story is not told to fast. It is a heavy subject, and the slow pace offers time to digest what has been told.

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Release Date:

27 November 2015 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Biały gniew See more »


Box Office


EUR370,000 (estimated)

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Production Co:

Art Films Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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