This fast-moving documentary follows a bunch of young Finnish hopefuls in their two-year attempt to become rich by creating a mobile phone entertainment company that would attract millions of dollars in investment from corporate giants worldwide. It’s an attempt that shows a surprising degree of success. But success leads to excess and this is also an exercise in wild parties, group sex sessions, naked wrestling, and executives running naked through the night streets of Helsinki as if towards a hell that will definitely take the whole company down the sinki.
Blown minds lead to blown deals, and, in the end, even the man who works at the office in high heels and a skirt can’t save them or their investors.
Finn and Hakalax take us on a compellingly cut journey through corporate con tricks and the plastic pleasures provided by company credit cards. All is revealed, quite literally, by executives and staff who seem to have more than just axes to grind.
Funny, barely believable and something of a warning against hiring your relatives, Riot On! is a non-stop rollercoaster ride into the realms of multi-million dollar mistakes, mammon, Mormons and misrepresentation. CZ