Fuck Off! Images of Finland

Feb 03, 2008

Jörn Donner, Finland, 1971, 35 mm, 104 min

FUCK OFF! IMAGES OF FINLAND is a carefree, many-faceted, and brazen portrait of Finland thirty years ago. Made in a time when impoverished farmers were moving to the cities and poor Finns hired themselves out as guest workers in rich Sweden, the film was considered too "free" for the board of censors. It could only be shown in its full length twenty years later. "This film is the craziest thing we have ever made yet. But I don't regret a minute of it for I believe that no one will ever see a rounder picture of the Finns. And if the film is crazy it's the Finnish people's fault," says director Donner.

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