Get Ready to Take a ‘Heavy Trip’
Recently, we stumbled across an unusual and excellent film called Heavy Trip. It is a 2018 Finland film, in Finnish with subtitles, about a heavy metal band who finally write some of their own material and aspire to play a Norwegian metal fest. The story is engaging, the actors relatable, and the music a blast.
One imdb.com summary said:
Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave-robbing, Viking heaven, and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.
Another fleshed it out further:
In this offbeat comedy from Finland, Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his band mates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway, the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival, and decide it’s now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer in order to make their dreams a reality.
The band has to contend with a sleazy local lounge singer, an unappreciative policeman, razzing from the locals, and their own stories on their way toward a chance for heavy metal fame.
Give this quirky film a shot. If you have Amazon prime, you can watch in now.