FUCK OFF 2 – IMAGES FROM FINLAND
Perkele 2 – Kuvia Suomesta
Fuck Off 2 – Images from Finland is Jörn Donner’s sequel to his film Fuck Off! Images from Finland (1971) and an attempt to depict the enormous change that has taken place in the Republic of Finland during these 45 years. The fundamental question is: in today’s Finland, is it worth living, dying, or fucking? In the centre of this subjective and egocentric story is the filmmaker himself. Fuck Off 2 - Images of Finland is connected to its predecessor through music. Many of the songs from the first film have now received new arrangements and new performers, but the lyrics have remained unchanged: they are just as current today as they were in 1971.
Jörn Donner (born in 1933) has had a distinguished career as a film director, producer, writer, and politician. His works have influenced Finnish society for almost half a century and he still keeps working as one of the most controversial personalities in the Finnish cultural field. Donner’s most famous films include Portraits of Women (1970) and Fuck Off! Images from Finland (1971). He has also won an Academy Award for a film produced by him and directed by Ingmar Bergman: Fanny and Alexander (1982).