The Idle Once / Joutilaat

Summer with the old friends. Experiencing the end of childhood together. Days and nights of fishing at a most beautiful lakeside, driving around the town, hanging around at the gas station…Not because they want to – but because there is absolutely nothing else to do.
THE IDLE ONES is touching and revealing, and nonetheless, funny documentary on three young men, Lötkö, Hapa and Bodi, living in soon an empty area in Northern Finland.

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Details

Country of Production
Finland

Year of Production
2001

Format
35mm, Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

Length
58 / 78 min

Director
Susanna Helke and Virpi Suutari

Production
Kinotar Oy in co-production with YLE TV 1, ARTE and SVT

Original Language
Finnish

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA 2001
Nordic Panorama 2001 (First Prize)
Crossing Europe FF Linz, 2004
Travelling Film Festival Rennes 2005
États généraux du film documentaire de Lussas 2007