Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)

Director
Aleksi Mäkelä

Main cast
Jasper Pääkkönen; Elina Hietala; Juha Veijonen; Peter Franzén; Kari Hietalahti

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Documentary

Description
Four Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship titles, four World Cup tour championships and forty six World Cup circuit victories.Once his career as a professional athlete ended, however, the other side of his personality emerged into public view in all of its vulgarity. An alcohol dependency, several marriages accompanied by numerous marital problems, petty crime, uncontrolled acts of violence, greedy hangers-on… Wherever he roams, drama and catastrophe dog his footsteps. And everything is exposed in the headlines the next day…


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