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Heavy Trip (2018, Johannes Holopainen)

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In Finnish/Norwegian comedy Heavy Trip, Turo is stuck in a rut in a small village in Northern Finland. The only highlight in his life is provided by his role as lead singer in an amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway: the head of Northern Damnation, a huge metal festival. They decide that it’s now or never.

After a miserable warm-up gig Impaled Rektum head to the festival, they steal a van, a corpse and a coffin from the local cemetery, along the way they gain a new drummer from the local mental hospital and flee to Norway. As they are escaping Finnish police, they have to face the Norwegian Army and its notorious “Delta troppen” in order to get to play their first real gig.

production details
Finland – Norway | 90 minutes | 2018

Directors: Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio
Script: Aleksi Puranen,

cast
Minka Kuustonen as Miia
Johannes Holopainen as Turo Moilanen
Max Ovaska as Pasi / Xytrax
Ville Tiihonen as Jouni Tulkku
Samuli Jaskio as Lotvonen
Antti Heikkinen as Jynkky
Chike Ohanwe as Oula
Kai Lehtinen as Kujanpää
Martti Syrjä as Lotvonen’s father
Sinikka Mokkila as Lotvonen’s mother
Helén Vikstvedt as Anette Dokken
Rune Temte as Frank
Torstein Bjørklund as Christensen