In December 2016 a remarkable chapter in music history was closed as the Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) retired.
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.
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.
Release: 16th of March 2018 (Denmark)
Duration: v1 97 minutes and v2 57 minutes
Genre: Documentary feature
Spoken languages: Finnish and English
Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi
Cinematography: J-P Passi
Editors: Otto Heikola and Riitta Poikselkä
Sound Design: Jørgen Bergsund
Composer: Conny Malmqvist
Producers: Sami Jahnukainen, Lise Lense-Møller, Carsten Aanonsen, Magnus Gertten and Lennart Ström
Produced by: Mouka Filmi
Coproducers: Magic Hour Films, Indie Film, Auto Images and Film i Skåne
Production Countries: Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Produced with support from: SUOMEN ELOKUVASÄÄTIÖ / ELINA KIVIHALME, PIIA
NOKELAINEN, PEKKA UOTILA, AVEK / OUTI ROUSU, MUSIIKIN EDISTÄMISSÄÄTIÖ / ANNU SAHA, KIRKON MEDIASÄÄTIÖ / JUHA RAJAMÄKI, NORDIC FILM & TV FUND / KAROLINA LIDIN, DANISH FILM INSTITUTE / KLARA GRUNNING, NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE / EVEN G. BENESTAD, OLA HUNNES, BJØRN ARNE ODDEN, THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE / ANTONIO RUSSO MERENDA & CREATIVE EUROPE - MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
In cooperation with: YLE / ERKKO LYYTINEN, SVT / AXEL ARNÖ, NRK / TORE TOMTER, DR / METTE HOFFMAN-MEYER, ANDERS BRUUS, RUV / HERA OLAFSDOTTIR, CHANNEL HOT8 / RINAT KLEIN MAROT, EDIT PINKAS & ERR / VIOLA SALU