Janne, a man from Lapland in northern Finland, is a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip on life. Janne wasn't even able to buy a digital TV box that Inari had given money for. Inari gives an ultimatum: a digital box needs to arrive by dawn or she leaves. Janne sets out into the night with his two friends to find a box. On their way to the city of Rovaniemi, Janne and his friends face many challenges, obstacles and temptations. They learn that they need to be daring. There´s no room to give into bitterness. The most important thing isn´t success, but rather the journey in itself.
Hip, fresh and wildy funny, Dome Karukoski's Lapland Odyssey is a Finnish cousin to Harold and Kumar and Fubar.
Director Dome Karukoski was born in Nicosia, Cyprus and moved to Finland in his childhood. In addition to Lapland Odysessy he directed the award-winning features Beauty and the Bastard (2005), The Home of Dark Butterflies (2007) and Forbidden Fruit (2009).