Trailer for the documentary Soundbreaker: The World of Kimmo Pohjonen.
Finland's most daring musician revolutionizes the accordion and shatters traditional musical standards. Extraordinary sounds of bellows, animals, and machines come out of his instrument. Adding his own voice and string instruments, he bridges the gap between experimental, rock, folk and classic genres. His performances are reminiscent of the violence of Roman gladiators and the castigation of medieval monks. The film is a journey of an exceptional artist grounded in basic human truths. The Cinematography and drama reveal a distinctive Scandinavian viewpoint. From the startling opening - the hero walks across an expanse of ice and drops through a hole into frigid water - right to the very end; a dramatic pace draws the viewer in, revealing the inner struggle of this iconoclast.