Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Finnish filmmaker Aleksi Makela directs the Dogme-influenced downbeat drama Bad Boys - A True Story, inspired by a group of actual brothers who turn to a life of crime. Eero (Jasper Paakkonen), Ilkka (Lauri Nurkse), Otto (Peter Franzen), and Matti (Niko Saarela) are four brothers who are ostracized from the rest of the community. Their only guardian is an abusive schizophrenic father (Vesa-Matti Loiri) who lives in a mental hospital. When they get tired of being outcasts, they start committing robberies. Bad Boys - A True Story was screened at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.