According to this film blogger, their previous documentary “Living Room of a Nation” was one of 10 the best documentaries coming out in 2009. Now Jukka Kärkkäinen and J P Passi have done another strong film that travels from festival to festival, AND – writes the fine FilmNewEurope site today – was released on 4 May 2012 on 45 screens in Finland, a record for a domestic documentary in Finland.
From the site: “The film is a documentary about a punk group whose four members are all mentally handicapped. The filmmakers observed their private lives at improvised rehearsals and concerts resulting in a film that can be likened to a jam session of sound and fury, the essence of punk.
The Punk Syndrome is produced by Mouka Film Oy (www.mouka.fi). International sales are handled by Vienna-based Autlook Filmsales (www.autlookfilms.com). It premiered at Visions du Reel, winning the CHF 10,000 special prize for Most Innovative film.”
Take a look at the film’s site to find out more about this original work.