Heavy Trip

Hevi reissu


Friday, Nov. 9 at 9:30pm
Tivoli Theatre

In this offbeat comedy from Finland, Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway — the promoter for a huge heavy-metal music festival — and decide it’s now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer in order to make their dreams a reality. The Hollywood Reporter writes: “For that segment of the audience who find nothing more heavenly than to split their eardrums to the discordant blast of heavy metal, the wacky Finnish comedy ‘Heavy Trip’ does not disappoint…. True raucous music played by strung-out Scandi dudes, Vikings, and corpse-stealing may not be everyone's cup of tea. But this first feature, co-directed with joyful enthusiasm by Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, packs a lot of fun and will be especially embraced by the horns-in-the-air set.”

91 min.
English, Finnish & Norwegian

Directed by

Juuso Laatio & Jukka Vidgren



Film Category

International Spotlight Music Spotlight