The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen
Juice Leskinen was a singer, songwriter, poet, lyricist, folk artist – the father figure of Finnish rock lyrics. The most important factor of Juice's life was his love life. Everything else – booze, lyrics and fame – came as its by-product. The movie tells the story of love professional, of a man who felt deeply and extremely sensitively, but wounded many people, including himself.
Teppo Airaksinen (b. 1982) has directed three feature films. His first, Fanatics, was released in 2012, and the second film called Lapland Odyssey 2 in 2015. The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen had its domestic premiere in December 2018. Airaksinen has also directed a lot of television series, including the Venla-award winning comedy series Kimmo (2012–2014) and Downshifters (2015–2016).