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  • crime and punishment (1983)
  • calamari union (1985)
  • shadows in paradise (1986)
  • hamlet gets business (1987)
  • ariel (1988)
  • leningrad cowboys go america (1989)
  • the match factory girl (1990)
  • i hired a contract killer (1990)
  • bohemian life (1992)
  • leningrad cowboys meet moses (1994)
  • take care of your scarf, tatjana (1994)
  • total balalaika show (1994)
  • drifting clouds (1996)
  • juha (1999)
  • man without a past (2002)
  • lights in the dusk (2006)

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  • crime and punishment (1983)
  • calamari union (1985)
  • shadows in paradise (1986)
  • hamlet gets business (1987)
  • ariel (1988)
  • leningrad cowboys go america (1989)
  • the match factory girl (1990)
  • i hired a contract killer (1990)
  • those were the days (1992)
  • bohemian life (1992)
  • leningrad cowboys meet moses (1994)
  • take care of your scarf, tatjana (1994)
  • total balalaika show (1994)
  • drifting clouds (1996)
  • juha (1999)
  • man without a past (2002)
  • lights in the dusk (2006)

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    • Leningrad Cowboys Collection
      Contains: Leningrad Cowboys Go America, the sequel Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses and the concert Total Balalaika Show. Released in the UK by Artificial Eye

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    • Aki Kaurismaki Collection Vol.1

      Contains: Match Factory Girl, Ariel and Shadows in Paradise

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    • Aki Kaurismaki Collection Vol.2

      Contains: Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana, Drifting Clouds and Juka

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    • Aki Kaurismaki Collection Vol.3

      Contains: Crime & Punishment, Hamlet Goes Business, Calamari Union and Bohemian Life

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      Reviews of most of the movies added & extensive gallery added from all the movies.

      Aki Kaurismäki

      Aki Kaurismäki

    • born: 4.4.1957 Orimattila, Finland
    • began: his film career as a script-writer and actor in the films of his elder brother Mika, (born 1955) also a film director
    • produces: his own films through Sputnik Oy, a company he founded in 1987
    • awarded: the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 for his film The Man Without A Past; Luis Buñuel Prize at the Huesca Film Festival in 2002

      Aki Kaurismäki

      Aki Kaurismäki Aki Kaurismäki and older brother Mika are the pre-eminent film making team from Finland. No other film-maker from his homeland or indeed anywhere in the world is quite able to celebrate the lives of such uniquely inarticulate, alienated, unglamorous or misunderstood characters with such style and dry wit. Despite his success he still shoots cheap to retain his artistic independence. His films have a cult following among style gurus, alienated youths and of course Finns, yet are still championed in the pages of cahiers du cinema and retrospectives the world over.

      Leningrad Cowboys His tale of a Russian rock band touring the US, Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) has probably been his most visible. It's not his best. Drifting Clouds (1996) and Take Care Of Your Scarf, Tatjana (1994) are the two taken most seriously internationally. Aki's latest Cannes winner, The Man Without A Past (2002), might prove to be his best yet.

      Aki made his debut with a modernisation of Dostoyevsky's Crime And Punishment (Rikos Ja Rangaistus) in 1983. Kaurismaki wrote older brother Mika's first two films, The Liar and Worthless.

      Kati Outinen Drifting Clouds is dedicated to the extraordinary comic actor Matti Pellonpaa, a regular fixture in Kaurismaki's films before his untimely death in 1995. Poker-faced Kati Outinen, a familiar visage in the director's pool of regular collaborators, won best actress at Cannes for The Man Without A Past.

      In American and European cinema, passive characters (especially if they are the lead characters) are rare indeed. In Kaurismäkiland they abound, proving that an empty face and a blank expression are just as cinematic as page upon page of hip dialogue.

      Matti Pellonpaa Critic Jonathan Romney describes the Finn's themes: "Downbeat blue-collar realism, depression, absurdist farce and rock and roll". If you also said overgrown teenage anti-heroes consuming inordinate amounts of vodka, smoking incessantly and staring into space for long periods, you could only mean one man. Others have even pointed to a latent 'death wish' in his work - in his second feature, Calamari Union (1985), eighteen men take a journey across Helsinki by subway and perish one by one, a plot the Finn rationalised with a belief that 'dying is more poetic than going to jail'. This view is unapparent in his upbeat later work, however.

      Aki and older brother Mika feasted on a diet of three films a day at the Finnish Film Archive where they worshipped Godard, Ozu, and American Film Noir. Writer Peter Cowie sums them up thus: "they showed a scant disrespect for all things reputable and a passionate respect for all things disreputable".

      Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch could be described as Kaurismäki's cinematic alter-ego. Jarmusch makes a cameo appearance in Leningrad Cowboys Go America and uses Helsinki as one of the locations in his film Night On Earth.


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    • kaurismaki Aki Kaurismaki Dvd Boxsets now released in the UK (Nov 2007)

    • Leningrad Cowboys Collection
      Contains: Leningrad Cowboys Go America, the sequel Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses and the concert Total Balalaika Show. Released in the UK by Artificial Eye

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    • Aki Kaurismaki Collection Vol.1

      Contains: Match Factory Girl, Ariel and Shadows in Paradise

      Available: amazon.co.uk

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    • Aki Kaurismaki Collection Vol.2

      Contains: Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana, Drifting Clouds and Juka

      Available: amazon.co.uk

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    • Aki Kaurismaki Collection Vol.3

      Contains: Crime & Punishment, Hamlet Goes Business, Calamari Union and Bohemian Life

      Available: amazon.co.uk


    kaurismäki address

    aki kaurismäki
    c/o sputnik oy
    museokatu 13a
    00100 helsinki
    finland



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    (finnish) 4 dvd boxset

    region 2 (europe including uk). 2005

    subtitles: english, swedish, norwegian, german.

    full list of movies contained in the boxset:

    i hired a contract killer (1990) / juha (1999) / hamlet liikemaailmassa (1987) / boheemielämää (1992)

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    total balalaika show
    leningrad cowboys / red army legendary helsinki concert.
    2002.
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  • movie soundtrack
    1990.
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    aki kaurismaki the match factory girl aki kaurismaki
    the match factory girl
    movie
    1993

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    i hired a contract killer / the match factory girl aki kaurismaki
    i hired a contract killer / the match factory girl
    double movie set
    1990

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    aki kaurismaki la vie de boheme aki kaurismaki
    la vie de boheme
    movie
    1993

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    aki kaurismaki ariel aki kaurismaki
    ariel
    movie
    1993

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    ariel / hamlet goes business

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    ariel / hamlet goes business
    double movie set
    1987
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    drifting clouds aki kaurismaki
    drifting clouds
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    1996.

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