DirectorJuuso Syrjä, Jyri KähönenCinematographerMatti EerikäinenProducerMatti HalonenProd. companyFisher King / YLE / Federation Entertainment
Bordertown is an original prime time series set in a bordertown between Finland and Russia. This Scandinavian crime fiction combines family drama with police procedural in a uniquely exotic setting. Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen is one of the most respected officers at the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland. When his wife barely survives brain cancer, Sorjonen decides to take his family to an idyllic small town near the border of Russia, to live a quiet peaceful life. But how peaceful is life on the border between two worlds? (TV Series 10 x 60 min).
DirectorMika KurvinenCinematographerMatti EerikäinenProducerSeija-Liisa Eskola, Essi TuukkanenProd. companyWarner Bros. International Television Production Finland / ZDF Enerprises / C More
This is a story about a Bonnie and Clyde –couple, who didn’t die, but started a family. Upi and Tuula have achieved what so few in the criminal world do. They have a loving relationship, two kids in school, a dog, a minivan, a house and a flourishing company in the transport business. In their small home town near the Russian border Upi is a feared and respected man. The local police is his buddy from middle school, and turns a blind eye to Upi’s businesses as long as his own town stays calm and clean.
Most of the income in Upis and Tuulas company come from smuggling things and products in over the Russian border. Finland is an efficient and safe route for guns, drugs, forged documents and other illegal things. Finland and Russia has 1350 kilometres of shared border, and Finland is part of EU:s free movement zone.
TV Series (10 x 44 min).