The Punk Voyage (Autumn 2017)
In December 2016 a remarkable chapter in music history was closed as the Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) retired.
The Punk Voyage is a feature length documentary film about the last years of the band, with all the ups and downs included.
After becoming celebrities in Finland, this incredible quartet continued to conquer new fans around the World. In its seven years run PKN played nearly 300 gigs in 16 countries. In 2015 the band was selected to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest, where they played to over 100 million television spectators.
However, the busy traveling and success created a lot of pressure within the band: Kari struggled with the temptations and responsibilities brought by publicity; Sami extended his territory to politics and religion; Toni's and the band's roadie Niila's crush to the the same girl caused conflicts; and Pertti, tired of this all, decided to retire.
The Punk Voyage is a film about being true to yourself, making hard decisions and moving on in life. A smelly journey full of tears and laughter.
I'm happy that we had this band, and it was the right thing to do to quit when Pertti retired. I'm grateful that we got to see so many places around the world. Kari, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
|Script and directors:||Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi|
|Editing:||Otto Heikola, Riitta Poikselkä|
|Sound Design:||Jørgen Bergsund|
|Sound Mix:||Tormod Ringnes|
|Sound Recording:||Antti Haikonen|
|Music:||Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, Conny Malmqvist|
|Production Manager:||Juha Löppönen|
|Producer:||Sami Jahnukainen / Mouka Filmi|
|Co-Producers:||Lise Lense-Mølller / Magic Hour Films, Carsten Aanonsen / Indie Film, Lennart Ström & Magnus Gertten / Auto Images, Lisa Nyed / Film i Skåne|
|Production support:||The Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK, Finnish Music Promotion Center, Church Media Foundation, Danish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Creative Europe Media Programme.|
|Broadcasters:||Yle, DR, NRK, SVT, Channel 8.|
|Distribution in Finland:||B-Plan Distribution|