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
). Jessica Grabowsky, Eero Aho, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, and Mikko Leppilampi star.
Check the trailer below.
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