The Saimaa Gesture
The Saimaa Gesture (Finnish: Saimaa-ilmiö) is a 1981 film by Finnish directors Aki and Mika Kaurismäki. It is a documentary of three Finnish rock groups aboard the steamboat SS Heinävesi on their tour around Lake Saimaa.
|The Saimaa Gesture|
|Directed by||Aki Kaurismäki, Mika Kaurismäki|
|Produced by||Aki Kaurismäki, Mika Kaurismäki|
|Music by||Eppu Normaali|
Juice Leskinen Slam
|Edited by||Antti Kari|
The film was shot from 31 May to 7 June on the 1981 "Tuuliajolla" tour by groups Eppu Normaali, Hassisen Kone and Juice Leskinen Slam. The Saimaa Gesture features artist interviews, more than 20 live performances and several acoustic songs filmed aboard the steamer.
The original title Saimaa-ilmiö is an adaptation of the Finnish translation of the 1979 thriller film The China Syndrome (Finnish: Kiina-ilmiö).
- Tuuliajolla Discogs. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- The Saimaa Gesture Aki Kaurismäki Filmography
- Unplugged song from the film YouTube
- The Saimaa Gesture on IMDb