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Heavy Trip

Year 2018
Runtime 90 mins
Language Finnish/Norwegian (English subtitles)

In this hilarious and heartfelt heavy metal comedy from Finland, Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is stuck in a small Finnish village, where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. 


So when the guys get a surprise visitor from Norway—the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival—they need to stop making excuses, get over the stage fright, and make a potentially life-altering decision. Along the way, they'll steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer, in order to make their metal dreams a head-bangin' reality.


Written by Guy Lavallee


Community Partner Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association


Countries

Finland
Director
Juuso Laatio
Executive Producer
Adrian Politowski, Bastien Sirodot/Umedia
Producer
Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg, Svein Andersen, Kjetil Jensberg
Screenwriter
Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio, Aleksi Puranen, Jari Olavi Rantala
Cinematographer
Harri Räty
Editor
Kimmo Taavila
Music
Lauri Porra
Cast
Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen, Ville Tiihonen