Happy Dox


Virpi Suutari
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 17:30 Theatre 3  
02.03. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
Melancholy comedy in a dualistic and immersing portrayal of modern entrepreneurialism.

Entrepreneurs get a bad name nowadays. Some of them deserve it. But there are exceptions to the rule. People who love their job and try to make the best with what they have. Combining extraordinary vision and skill with a warm and sympathetic human touch, the director tells the stories of ordinary people. A small family lives in the countryside, going from village to village, selling meat out of a small truck and running a tiny funfair on the side. Life is not easy for them, but customers are loyal, and they somehow manage to survive of their work. While one family is struggling, two women who have created a vegetable protein called Pulled Oat are on their way to becoming millionaires. The film juxtaposes two different ways of living and surviving in the broader context of the post-modern neo-liberal capitalistic society.


Virpi Suutari

Virpi Suutari is a Finnish documentary film director and professor of arts. She has been working in the film industry for more than 20 years, during which many of the documentary films she has written and directed have won or been nominated for several awards. She is a member of European Film Academy.

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2018, 75'

Directed by:
Virpi Suutari

Screenplay by:
Virpi Suutari

Heikki Färm, Tuomo Hutri, Marita Hällfors, Jani Kumpulainen, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen

Edited by:
Olli Huhtanen

Sanna Salmenkallio

Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Tampere Film Festival 2018 – Special Jury Prize; Hot Docs 2018; IDFA 2018; Visions du Réel 2018; Gothenburg International Film Festival 2018; Sydney Film Festival 2018