The Punk Syndrome

The Punk Syndrome ist ein finnischer Dokumentarfilm von Jukka Kärkkäinen und Jani-Petteri Passi über die finnische Punkband Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. Der Film gewann beim Tampere International Short Film Festival 2012 den Zuschauerpreis. Der Titel des Films ist ein Wortspiel, da es sich bei den vier Musikern der Band um Personen handelt, die am Down-Syndrom leiden. Die Premiere des Films in den finnischen Kinos war am 4. Mai 2012.
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The Punk Syndrome follows four professional musicians and their journey from obscurity to popularity. In the film they fight, fall in love and experience strong emotions. They spend long days in the recording studio and on tour. They laugh, cry, drink and fight over who gets to sit in front on the tour bus. Then they make up and go talk to people in the audience and tell them how great their band is.
Their songs are about problems in society as well as the things they face in everyday life: how going to the pedicurist sucks and the misery of living in a group home. The guys give a piece of their mind to both politicians and people whose attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities need improvement.
The Punk Syndrome is a film about the essence of punk. It’s a story of handicapped people rebelling against the mainstream.
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