60 000 €
2 300 000 €
Van Hamilton’s first ever trip to his mother’s homeland, Finland, takes a wrong turn as soon as he gets off the plane. The 23-year-old rich kid from California was supposed to have a five-star holiday with his girlfriend Rachel. Instead, he is handcuffed and sent to faraway army barracks to be trained as a commando. Van soon realises that this is not a mistake: he has fallen into a trap set by his parents, who hope that serving in a foreign army will finally turn their loved but spoiled son into a responsible man. Meanwhile, Rachel has to learn to survive in Helsinki without money or a return ticket. She becomes friends with Van’s cousin and his underground rap trio in hopes that familiarizing herself with the customs of the “Nordic white trash” will send her academic career in sociology skyrocketing. Perfect Commando is a raunchy fish-out-of-water comedy about two young people pushed out of their comfort zones. Van, who has always been all about individualism, is forced to learn to work as part of a team. Rachel, on the other hand, thought she knew everything about the Nordic welfare system, but now she gets to see in practice what it’s like to be poor in the “best country in the world”.