Director: Dome Karukoski
Writer: Pekko Pesonen
Lapland odyssey is a guys buddy film, much like the hangover except it’s funny and entertaining. Janne (Jussi Vatanen) has been on welfare for quite some time and his wife Inari Juntura (Pamela Tola) wants a digibox. Janne sets out to acquire a digibox for Inari with his two best friends and hilarity ensues.
The film is a light hearted comedy which includes some spectacular scenery which more than makes up for the lulls in the story. Janne’s journey includes encounters with crazy Russian(?) tourists, a hotel swimming pool full of swedish female underwater rugby players (referred to as lesbian killers), angry taxi drivers, mystified policeman, local jerks and perhaps most nefarious of all Inari’s ex boyfriend.
Lapland Odyssey is the perfect pick me up on a cold winters night or boring dull day and will entertain you in a warm light hearted fashion. The film has won 7 awards, a complete list can be found here