Katri (Tiina Lymi) and Janne (Petteri Summanen) are young, beautiful and wealthy. These well-educated thirty-somethings live in a prestigious neighborhood and socialize with their peers. Their friends are into extreme traveling. They want to be one step ahead of others and look for ultimate experiences. Katri and Janne have not done anything together in a long time.
At the party of his new employer Erik Sten (Ville Virtanen), Janne meets travel agent Ilpo Heino (Antti Virmavirta), whose company offers a totally new approach to exploring the world. IH Tours arranges extreme tours to other realities at home: homeless in Espoo, three-shift worker in Vantaa, or unemployed in Jakomäki. Eager to show that they have what it takes, Janne and Katri undergo a ritual role change into an unemployed young couple in Jakomäki (suburban block of flats in Helsinki).
How do these prosperous high-fliers cope with a daily reality in which you don't always know where your next meal will come from? What is left of a human being when everything material is taken away?
Katri and Janne embark on an adventure none of their friends have definitely ever experienced.

Katri / Tiina Lymi
Janne / Petteri Summanen
Heino / Antti Virmavirta
Kari / Kari-Pekka Toivonen
Heikki / Juha Veijonen
Kiti / Katja Kukkola
Taru / Vilma Juusonen
Oikkonen / Robin Svartström
Erik / Ville Virtanen
Sanna / Satu Paavola
Tuomi / Hannu-Pekka Björkman
Kumpulainen / Eppu Salminen

director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
script: Mika Ripatti
cinematographer: Peter Flinkenberg
sound designer: Olli Huhtanen
production designer: Päivi Kettunen
costume designer: Tiina Kaukanen

98 min, Digital Beta / Beta SP / 35mm, 1.85, Dolby Digital, color, Finnish dialogue

Festivals and prizes

Two screenings at UIAH (Taik), Helsinki, Finland, March 25 - April 9, 2003

Cannes Market, France , May 14-25, 2003

Week of Finnish Films, Moskow, Russia, 12. - 19.1.2004

Scandinavian Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA, 16. - 18.1.2004

Finnish Film Event, Niszhi Novgorod and Samara, Russia, 27.1.-8.2.2004

Durango Film Festival, CO, USA, 6.-14.3.2004

Moi Suomi, Finnish Festival, Berlin, Germany, 18.-24.3.2004

Review of Finnish Cinema, Brussels, Belgium, 8.-30.4.2004

Vilnius Spring, Lithuania, 23.4.-1.5.2004

Flying Broom Women´s Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey, 6.-16.5.2004

Moi Suomi tournee, Hamburg and Lübeck, Germany, 26.5.-2.6.2004

Shanghai International Film Festival, China, 5.-13.6.2004

Finnish Film Event, London, UK, 11.-14.6.2004

Cinemanila International Film Festival, The Philippines, 24.6.-5.7.2004

Cineuropa, Manila, The Philippines, 2.-20.9.2004

Finnish Film Week, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2.-20.9.2004

"Feminale", Cologne, Germany, 6.-10.10.2004

Scandinavian Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland, 15.-21.10.2004

Nordic Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 4.-6.11.2004

The Finnish Institute, Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden, 25.11.-17.12.2004

Nordlicht, Münster and Dresden, Germany, 3.-15.12.2004

Screening for Foreign Students, Jyväskylä, Finland, 4.1.2005

Scandinavia House, New York, USA, 23.3.-6.4.2005

22nd Annual Minneapolis / St. Paul Int. Film Festival, MN, USA, 1.-16.4.2005

EU Film Festival, Pretoria, South Africa, 9.5.-2.6.2005

Finland Days, Estonia, 17.-22.5.2005

Festroia, Portugal, 28.5.-5.6.2005

Screening at Jyväskylä University, Finland, 31.8.2005, 1.9.2005

Days of Finnish Cinema, Ukraine, 12.-26.9.2005

The Finnish Institute, Berlin, Germany, 21.9.2005

Finnish Film Week, Murmansk, Russia, 10.-15.10.2005

Finnish Film Week, Poland, 5.-19.12.2005

Finnish Film Week, Zagreb, Croatia, 14.-20.3.2006

Finnish Film Week, Katowice, Poland, 23.-30.4.2006

The Finnish JUSSI -prize 2003
Main prize in the best film category