Finland Gets Edgy With Drug Thriller 8 BALL

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Finland has, in many ways, felt a bit like the socially outcast step child in the current wave of Nordic crime films. Which makes sense, in a way, given that Finland is the one non-Scandinavian country in the region and quite distinct culturally - Finnish as a language is actually much closer to Estonian and Hungarian - but they're giving the genre their own distinct spin with upcoming drug thriller 8 Ball.

Directed by Aku Louhimies and backed by Blind Spot Pictures (Iron Sky) and Mjolk, 8 Ball looks to be a more encompassing view of the narcotic underground than normal, one that includes not only gangsters and guns but also addicts and their families in a package that promises to be edgy and provocative in a way we haven't seen out of the region since the Pusher films and Ole Christian Madsen's Angels In Fast Motion (Nordkraft). Jessica Grabowsky, Eero Aho, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, and Mikko Leppilampi star.

Check the trailer below.
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  • Lazarus

    There are actually other quite nice crime thrillers from Finland. See, for example, Raid http://www.imdb.com/title/tt03...

    You may also want to see the preceding TV series. although it is not required. They both may be quite difficult to acquire :).

  • Elia StKarene

    Fantastic trailer. As much as I love Hong Kong/Chinese cinema I can't stand their trailers. This trailer is intense, wired, and smooth all at once. Just like a drug trip. Hope that means the end isn't a hard come down. Looking forward to this.

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