Joonas Neuvonen, Sadri Cetinkaya, Venla Varha
Joonas Neuvonen, Sadri Cetinkaya
140 000 €
330 000 €
Lost Boys is a documentary about damnation – about three men lost in a drug hell, defeated in the game of life, disappearing into the streets of Cambodia. Of the three, Jani is known as the main character of the documentary Reindeerspotting – Escape from Santaland (2010) and Joonas as its director. The main character of Lost Boys is Joonas himself. The naked real life story full of sex, drugs and death tells us what happened ten years ago when these friends enjoying the never-ending after party following the success of the opening of the film Reindeerspotting that depicts drug users in Rovaniemi, change from immortal to mortal. The party comes to an end when Jani dies a violent death in Phnom Penh. In the film Lost Boys, Joonas’ camera takes the viewer into the dizzying noise of Bangkok and the alleys of night-time Phnom Penh, to the last weeks of Jani’s life and the desperate search following his disappearance and death. What happened on the journey? Can the answer be found in the videos shot by Joonas or in something that has yet to be investigated and faced, filmed or told? Is it all about drugs, women and money or does the trail lead somewhere deeper? Someone knows something. Joonas is looking for his friends and the local women with whom they partied and with whom they shared whatever they had to share. Joonas must find his own truth about what happened among the drugs and the gloom. There are no heroes there.