Summer with old friends. Experiencing the end of childhood together. Fishing at a beautiful lake, driving around the town, hanging out at the gas station... Not because they want to, but because there is absolutely nothing else to do. THE IDLE ONES is a touching and revealing, yet funny documentary about three young men, Lotko, Hapa and Bodi, who live in an emptying area in Northern Finland.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Susanna Helke, Virpi Suutari

Written by: Susanna Helke, Virpi Suutari

Produced by: Ulla Simonen

Cinematography: Harri Räty

Original Score: Sanna Salmenkallio

Sound Design: Pekko Pesonen

Nominations and Awards

  • European Documentary 2001