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Reindeerspotting: Escape from Santaland

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Director  Joonas Neuvonen
Budget  149,979 EUR
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Language  Finnish
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary
Country  Finland
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Cast  Jani Raappana
Release date  April 9, 2010 (2010-04-09)
Writer  Joonas Neuvonen, Sadri Cetinkaya, Venla Varha
Screenplay  Joonas Neuvonen, Sadri Cetinkaya, Venla Varha
Similar movies  Amy, Broken, Looper, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Trainspotting, Killing Zoe

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Reindeerspotting: Escape from Santaland (Finnish: Reindeerspotting: pako Joulumaasta) is a Finnish documentary film about drug abusers in Rovaniemi, Finland. It was directed by Joonas Neuvonen and produced by Jesse Fryckman and Oskari Huttu. The first screening of the film was in Tampere, April 2010, Finland.

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The documentary follows several young drug abusers, but focuses on Jani Raappana. Jani is a drug addict, whose drug of choice is Subutex taken intravenously. He is unemployed and he finances his addiction through thefts, burglaries, and welfare payments.

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The name of the movie is a direct allusion to the 1996 British drama film Trainspotting that treated the same theme from a Scottish point of view.

The film was shown outside of Finland for the first time in Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.

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The main character in the movie, Jani Raappana, travelled in May 2010 with Neuvonen, the director of the movie, to Cambodia. Raappana died in Phnom Penh July 7, 2010. According to the local media, Raappana hanged himself.

In January 2013, the director of the film, Joonas Neuvonen, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for drug crimes.

References

Reindeerspotting: Escape from Santaland Wikipedia
Reindeerspotting: Escape from Santaland IMDb Reindeerspotting: Escape from Santaland themoviedb.org


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