Lapland Odyssey

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Lapland Odyssey
Finnish poster
Directed by Dome Karukoski
Produced by Aleksi Bardy
Written by Pekko Pesonen
Starring Jussi Vatanen
Jasper Pääkkönen
Timo Lavikainen
Pamela Tola
Kari Ketonen
Miia Nuutila
Music by Lance Hogan
Cinematography Pini Hellstedt
Edited by Harri Ylönen
Helsinki Filmi Oy
Distributed by Sandrew Metronome Distribution
DistriB Films
Release date
  • 15 October 2010 (2010-10-15)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Finland
Language Finnish
Budget €1,700,000
Box office $4,762,640[1]

Lapland Odyssey (Finnish: Napapiirin sankarit) is a 2010 Finnish comedy film directed by Dome Karukoski. The film stars Jussi Vatanen, Jasper Pääkkönen, Timo Lavikainen, Pamela Tola, Kari Ketonen and Miia Nuutila.



After a man called Janne living in Lapland in Northern Finland fails to acquire a digital television adapter for his wife from the local utility store due to not reaching it before closure time, he sets out with his two friends in the middle of the night to get one by any means necessary. He sets up a late rendezvous with his father-in-law who owns an electronics store in Rovaniemi, several hundred kilometers away. Nothing is naturally ever simple and along the way, the trio end up having several comedic misadventures.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Lapland Odyssey Grand Prix Won
2011 Lapland Odyssey Coup de cœur Won
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Pini Hellstedt (Best Cinematography) Silver Dolphin Won
2011 Lapland Odyssey (Best Film) Golden Dolphin Nominated
Irish Film and Television Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Lance Hogan (Best Original Score) IFTA Award Nominated

The film also won four Jussi Awards and was nominated in three categories.


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