FOOTBALL COUNTRY

JALKAPALLOMAA

By Teppo AIRAKSINEN

FLATLIGHT FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Production 2012

Football country is a documentary film about being a passionate football fan in Finland, the promised land of ice hockey.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Teppo AIRAKSINEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Teppo AIRAKSINEN, Lauri AHLGREN, Juho HARJULA
    • Producer(s)
    • Lauri AHLGREN (Flatlight Films), Juho HARJULA (Flatlight Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Finland is one of few countries where football is not the biggest sport. Contrast between real football countries and Finland is huge. Football country is a story of Finnish hardcore football fans who are living and breathing their club FC Lahti. It ́s fanatism in small scale. Three fans struggle between their jobs, duties and a football club they love more than anything. Things start to go out of hand and they get into a situation where club directors, Finnish Football Union and police try to limit their ways to show their love for the club.
    • Partners & financing
    • Finnish Film Foundation and Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. 82% of financing on place.
    • Production schedule
    • Production 10/2010-10/2012. Release beginning of 2013.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2010
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