Director, Joonas Berghäll, suffers from chronic Lyme disease. He looks for a cure to his illness and by doing so finds himself thrown into the midst of a worldwide lobby-driven and political medical debate about Lyme disease and the threat of it becoming the next wide scale epidemic.

In his film THE RED RING we not only accompany Joonas in his fight against the disease, but also above all, follow his search for answers to his burning questions:  

Why could no one help him for so long? Is something wrong with the standard of care? Why is Borreliosis often misdiagnosed or wrongly treated? Why did other antibiotics help post-Lyme syndrome caused by an autoimmune disease? Why did post-Lyme syndrome turn out to be a florid Borrelia infection? Can Lyme disease become chronic? How can you have Lyme disease without a red circle? Why am I not getting complete information from my doctors?

Language: English, Finnish, German, French, Italian

Length: 88 min.



Writer/ Director: Joonas Berghäll Producers: Satu Majava, Joonas Berghäll/ Oktober Oy (Finnland) Co-Producers: Tondowski Films, WG Film (Sweden) DoP: Lars Skree, Pini Hellstedt, Tuomo Hutri, Marita Hällfors, Anssi Leino, Jani Kumpulainen Editors: Nils Moström, Timo Peltola Sound Editors: Kristian Eidnes Andersen, Jukka Nurmela

Supported by: Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Avek, Creative Europe, SVT, SFI, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Arte, Film I Skåne