Hassisen Kone 40 Years After

Hassisen Kone 40 vuotta myöhemmin

Finland 2023
Finnish, subtitles in Swedish
80 min
Suitable for audiences aged 18 and above (screening with alcohol serving)
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Screenplay: Mika Kaurismäki, Antti Kuivalainen
Cast: Ismo Alanko, Reijo Heiskanen, Harri Kinnunen, Jussi Kinnunen, Jukka Orma
Production: Mika Kaurismäki/ Marianna Films
Print Source: Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus

Named after a sewing machine shop in Joensuu, Hassisen Kone won the Finnish rock Championship in 1980, becoming an icon of Finnish rock. After intense touring and the release of three albums, the band disbanded in 1982. In this short period, they managed to secure a permanent place in the history of Finnish rock.

The documentary centers around the Ratinan stadium concert in 2022, weaving together the band's history and significance in the hearts of their close ones and fans. Alongside the band members, the film features devoted fans who had waited for years for the reunion tour, and their emotions coming to the surface once the long-awaited tour finally takes place.

After seeing the movie one leaves the theater wishing they could hear Ismo Alanko saying once more: “available today, Hassisen kone.”

Tanja Ryhänen

On August 26th, the screening at Kino Tapiola is an age-restricted screening for individuals aged 18 and above, with alcohol beverages available from the Kinobaari.