Punksters & Youngsters

PUNKSTERS & YOUNGSTERS is a feature documentary that examines punk both as a musical and as a social movement. The documentary reflects the modern-day punk against the history and shows how punk has changed. The overall feeling is as energetic as punk itself. First and foremost, it’s a movie about youth – or actually two youths, the youth of the 1970’s punk generation and that of today. When Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy, grandfather of Finnish Punk Pelle Miljoona and today’s megastars Eppu Normaali started their career, they were insecure youngsters who could hardly play an instrument. They were even younger than the members of Akupunktio and the energetic girl band Creepy Crawlie who represent today’s punk in the movie. The encounter of two generations is at times painful, at time fun and filled with humor. The DIY attitude of punk connects the generations both in music and as a way of life, anarchy with house squatting and demonstrations.


Original name Punk - Tauti joka ei tapa
Original language Finnish
Subtitles English
Genre Music documentary
Production year 2008
Production country Finland
Running time 90 min
Trailer www.punktautijokaeitapa.fi


Direction Jouko Aaltonen (also scriptwriter)
Cinematography Marita Hällfors
Sound recording Joonas Jyrälä, Miia Nevalainen, Paul Jyrälä, Marko Kataja
Sound design Joonas Jyrälä, Miia Nevalainen
Editing Samu Heikkilä
Graphic Jari Koski
Music mixer Panu Riikonen
Mixing Olli Pärnäinen
On-line-editing Ilmo Lintonen, Minus Movie Oy
Color grading Outi Kinnunen
Assistant Miika Karppinen
Production assistant Outi Rehn, Sanni Priha, Maarit Mononen
Production Producer Pertti Veijalainen

Screenings and awards


  • 15.11.2009 YLE TV2 Documentary Project
  • 11.11.2009 YLE TV2 Documentary Project


  • 23.11.2009 Maailman hienoimmat elokuvat - event
  • 20.10.2009 Finnish Institute in Paris, France
  • 01.01.2009 Singapore International Film Festival 2009 / Republic of Singapore
  • 01.01.2009 Scanorama 2009 / Lithuania
  • 22.08.2008 Blue Sea Film Festival (Rauma/Finland)
  • 22.08.2008 Musixine, International music film contest (O (Best Film)
  • 26.07.2008 Formoz Film Festival (Taiwan)
  • 26.07.2008 Valkeakosken työväen musiikkitapahtuma
  • 11.06.2008 Midnight Sun Film Festival (Sodankylä / Finland)
  • 26.05.2008 Metropolis Kino, Hamburg / Germany
  • 26.04.2008 Iiris Film Festival (Sodankylä / Finland)
  • 14.03.2008 Finnkino (elokuvateatterilevitys)
  • 07.03.2008 Tampere Film Festival
  • 01.01.2008 Arctic & Fabulous Film Festival 2008, Jyväskylä (commendation)
  • 01.01.2008 Rokumentti Rock Film Festival 2008, Joensuu
  • 01.01.2008 Arctic Fury 2008, Rovaniemi
  • 01.01.2008 Nordische Filmtage Lubeck


  • Pertti Veijalainen, Illume Oy

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