30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen Finland 2018 | 103 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Teppo Airaksinen

TEPPO AIRAKSINEN (*1982) studied film at the Aalto Universiti for Art and Design in Helsinki. The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen is his third feature film and was a big hit in Finland.

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The Finnish Dylan! A melancholy, yet at the same time fast and funny biopic tells of the rise and fall Juice Leskinen, an icon of Finnish pop music, who lost sight of life. Legend and loser – whatever Juice Leskinen did, it was always extreme. The singer and writer, who died in 2006 in his mid-50s, created modern classics that even today every Finn knows off by heart. Offstage, however, he was an antihero, a big-mouthed chain smoker, gradually losing the battle against alcoholism. Leskinen’s greatest motivation was love, with art a distant second. This is the story of a very sensitive man who hurt many people, including himself.
Original title: Juice
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Finnish
Section: Eurovisuell
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
Screenplay: Antti Heikki Pesonen
Cast: Riku Nieminen, Iida-Maria Heinonen, Antti Tuomas Heikkinen, Pekka Strang, Annaleena Sipilä, Ilkka Heiskanen, Ola Tuominen, Silmu Ståhlberg
Producer: Marko Talli
Director of Photography: Aarne Tapola
Music: Anssi Tikanmäki
Production Design: Pete Neuvonen
Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi
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Production: Yellow Film & TV
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