Award-winning black comedy from prolific Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki that tells the tale of Zombie, a drunken bass player. When Zombie (Silu Seppala) returns to Helsinki after having spent several months sleeping rough in Istanbul, he's drafted into the army. It's not long before he's discharged, though. The army don't take kindly to recruits who lace their officers' soup with turpentine. Moving into the small apartment off his parents' house, Zombie settles into a life of drinking. His girlfriend Marjo (Marjo Leinonen) and friend Harri (Matti Pellonpaa) decide it's time to intervene and Harri offers him a job in his band, 'Harry and the Mulefukkers'. Can Zombie put the bottle down for long enough to make a go of the gig and hold on to his girl?