This movie will be shown at Klubi, Tampere today! The director Pete Europa and one of the actors, Jann Wilde, will be at the screening to answer questions and talk about the background of the movie.
During this time, the new street-level phenomena such as small magazines, pirate radio and independent fashion began to blend into the society – new clubs were set up, new art forms were born - and finally people felt they were works of art themselves.
Helsinki was like Berlin between the wars for a period that lasted for no longer than a blink. It was full of ideas, encounters between different groups of people and 24h partying with the Cold War and what George Orwell's 1984 had described hovering on the background.
Dark, deep shades, ominous music, 'pale boys', vampires and other creatures of the night represented a world of a new human being; New Romantics, new Gothic - new vision. Representing the birth of the European, international, and ultimately universal people.
Artists: The Pinups, Musta Paraati, Vanity Beach, Moonage Daydream, PIM, HK 119, The Nights of Iguana, Twiggy Oliver, Shadowplay, Jimi Sumén, Jann Wilde, Virgo Intacta, Wave, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lords Of The New Church, Theatre Of Hate, The Specimen, Bauhaus, Lola Ego, Hefty Load, Kraftwerk
Interviews: Pete Europa, May Pöysti, Mauno Paajanen (Twiggy Oliver), Ari Hirvonen (Sally Flesh), Måsse Kuhlman, Pekka Hakala (Jay Havanna ), Jutta Kuure, General Njassa, Krister Orre, Olli Wisdom, Minna Duncan, Hamish MacDonald, Marko von Konow, Timppa Samurai , Kimmo Takala, Jyrki 69 (The 69 Eyes), Heidi Kilpeläinen, Jukka Lindfors, Jon Klein, Jari Kauppinen, Wilma Vainikainen, Oda Ivanka Tsupukka, Ykä Knuuttila, Samurai Timppa, Timo Nevalainen, ”Hank” Nygren, Johnny Lee Michaels, Ninni Peräniitty
Actors: Ani Alitalo, Ville Ahonen, Eija Nousiainen, Yrjö Tähtelä, Janne Klix, May Pöysti, Henry Lee Roots, Jonas Karsten, Jann Wilde, Heikki Lustig, Leea Enbäck, Sirkka-Liisa Vuorinen, Heikki Nousiainen (narrator)
Director, script PETE EUROPA
Cinematography ARTTU PELTOMAA
Editor KARI ELOVUORI
Sound EKA (WEKARA) VEPSÄ
Music JAY HAVANNA
Production ILLUME LTD / JOUKO AALTONEN"