A privileged young American is forced to join the Finnish army in this fish-out-of-water comedy
Van Hamilton’s first trip to Finland gets off to a bad start the moment he leaves the plane. The 23-year-old rich kid from California was expecting a five-star holiday with his girlfriend Rachel. Instead he is arrested at the airport, shot with a stun gun by Military Police, then dragged unconscious to an army barracks in the middle of nowhere.
Unfortunately for Van, this isn’t a case of mistaken identity. His dual American-Finnish citizenship means he’s forced to do military service. To make things worse, his parents knew this would happen; they’re hoping the army will turn their spoiled son into a responsible adult.
Now, whether he likes it or not, Van is going to have to train to be a commando! Meanwhile Rachel, with no money or return ticket home, learns how to survive in Helsinki by befriending a crazy, but well-meaning underground rap trio. Both are pushed out of their comfort zones in this action-packed comedy.
- An edgy, quirky comedy drama that is perfect for a younger-skewing demo
Written by Mikko Pöllä
Directed by Jalmari Helander
Starring Kian Lawley, Katherine Hughes, Pete Gardner, Wenla Reimaluoto, Johannes Holopainen, Tommi Korpela, Chike Ohanwe, Tatu Sinisalo, Elias Keränen, Juho Uusitalo, Joel Hirvonen, Fanni Noroila
Produced by Fire Monkey Productions for Elisa Viihde (Finland)