Drama, 84min, Finland 2014
20-year-old Markus dreams about becoming a streetball star in New York, but in reality he passes his time playing with his friends and hanging around the Korso suburb. His steady life takes a turn when his little sister Heta brings home her new boyfriend, Jojo, who is originally from Congo. Jojo is a self-assured sixth-former, who laughs at Markus’ dream. Markus decides to somehow get the money to go to New York, and finally he puts himself and his friends at stake in order to prove that his dream is everything but stupid.
Starring: Mikko Neuvonen, Niko Vakkuri, Iiro Panula, Richmond Ghansah, Iida Lampela, Petri Manninen
Director: Akseli Tuomivaara | Screenwriters: Kirsikka Saari, Jenni Toivoniemi | Director of Photography: Juice Huhtala | Production Designer: Antti Nikkinen | Costume Designer: Jouni Mervas | Make-Up Designer: Pia Mikkonen | Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi | Sound Designer: Karri Niinivaara | Music consultant: Otso Kähönen | Music: Matti Pentikäinen | Producers: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Elli Toivoniemi | Production Companies: Bufo Ltd, Tuffi Films