The Idle Ones

(2001)
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The Idle Ones is a profile of contemporary affairs - somewhere on the edge of Europe - in a place where unemployment for some young people is fast becoming a way of life. Covering a period of 18 months, the film follows the activities of a group of young men in their 20s who have finished their schooling and stayed in their home village - they loaf about unemployed since they can´t find any work in the remote district. The main characters are more or less idle young fellows whose stories link together and make up the film. Tinged with humour, The Idle Ones is a story about frustrated but vital young people in a period of transition, waiting for something to happen. For some, the waiting is becoming their life.

  1. Virpi Suutari

    Director, Writer

  2. Susanna Helke

    Director, Writer

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The Idle Ones
The Idle Ones

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Original Title Joutilaat

Status Released

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  • November 2, 2001
    Theatrical

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Original Language Finnish

Runtime 1h 18m

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