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German Premiere

Karaoke Paradise

Documentary Film Finland 2022 OVeS
By: Einari Paakkanen
Sun, 16 October 2022, 4:00 PM

A heartwarming documentary film about karaoke culture in the cold north of Finland. Evi, Finland’s most experienced karaoke hostess, wants to hug her customers’ pain away. She yet again packs her equipment and starts a car engine to travel through the northern landscapes of Finland. Her journey interconnects with the stories of KARAOKE PARADISE. Toni, the shyest guy in the world, catches everyone’s eyes when on stage. Kari is searching for love and sings in his empty karaoke car repair shop. Elina can hardly walk because of Parkinson’s, but punk songs make her dance. Laura sings because talking is too painful. Finns have found a unique way out of loneliness: they sing.

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Film Info

Info

Title
Karaoke Paradise
Original title
Karaoke Paratíísí
Genre
Documentary Film Feature Film
Release Date
25.03.2022
Release as
German Premiere
Country
  • Finland
Length
75 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • Finnish
Subtitles
  • English
Color Format
  • Color

Crew

Director
Einari Paakkanen
Director Einari Paakkanen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Turku University of Applied Scienes (Arts Academy), and did his Master's degree in Documentary Directing in Barcelona. He was an … More

Camera
Marita Hällfors
Sound Design
Pietu Korhonen
Editing
Antti Reikko Einari Pakkanen
Producer
Marianne Mäkelä

Distribution

Producer
Napa Films
World Sales
Rise And Shine World Sales
Schlesische Str. 29/30, 10997, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Local Distributer
Rise And Shine World Sales
Schlesische Str. 29/30, 10997, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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