KORSO. 6620 kilometres from New York. Coming in 2014.
Young Markus dreams of becoming a street ball star in New York. In reality he lives in the god-forsaken suburb called Korso and spends his days playing basketball with his friends in a run-down warehouse. When little sister Heta introduces Markus to her new boyfriend, a black and self-assured college boy, Jojo, Markus’ dream is finally put to test. Jojo laughs at Markus’ ridiculous dream and questions his true ambitions.
In order to save his face, Markus sets out to prove that his dream can really come true. And soon enough his trip to New York becomes a question of honour for his friends too. He borrows money for the trip from a local small-time hustler and ends up getting everybody in to trouble. Now Markus has to face the truth he has feared. Can even a ridiculous dream help him find his own way?
Directed by Akseli Tuomivaara
Produced by Bufo & Tuffi Films