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Väänänen, Kari

Overview
Works: 87 works in 164 publications in 6 languages and 1,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kari Väänänen
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
Christmas story by Juha Wuolijoki( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How did Santa become Santa? Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas lost his family in an accident. To show his gratitude to the villagers who took him in, he decides to make toys for the children of the families as goodbye presents at Christmas, thus creating a legend that would be carried on from generation to generation
La vie de bohème by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A witty look at life from the perspective of some starving artists. Rodolfo, an Albanian painter ; Marcel, a French poet ; and Schaunard, an Irish composer, are all down and out in Paris, contemplating the perils of impoverished genius but finding solace in their shared commitment to the noble pursuit of art
Leningrad Cowboys go America by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A struggling Siberian rock band leaves the lonely tundra to tour the United States because, as they're told, 'they'll buy anything' there.This farce follows the musicians as they bravely make their way across the New World
Aki Kaurismäki's Leningrad Cowboys ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late eighties and early nineties, Aki Kaurismäki (The Match Factory Girl), the master of the deadpan, fashioned a waggish fish-out-of-water tale about a U.S. tour by the worst rock-and-roll band in the world. Set contains five Leningrad music videos directed by Kaurismake
Leningrad Cowboys meet Moses ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living in Mexico with a top-ten hit under their belt, the band has fallen on hard times. When they rejoin their manager in Coney island, he has become a self-proclaimed prophet
Rukajärven tie ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Finnish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ambush takes place in the first days of World War II in Russian Karelia by the Finnish border. A young lieutenant is sent on a reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines, leaving his beautiful fiancée behind. During his mission he receives the news that she has been killed by the Russians. Now this war is personal and the young blue-eyed officer changes into an unstoppable killing machine
Helsinki-Napoli All night long by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film follows Alex, a Finnish cab driver, with an Italian wife and and a Russian best friend, through a night in Berlin after he stumbles across a couple of corpses and a briefcase full of cash.The gangsters who had been robbed by the cadavers kidnap Alex's twins and try to negotiate an exchange
Star wreck in the pirkinning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Finnish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain James B. Pirk of the Starship C.P.P. Kickstart and his crew find themselves stranded on 21st century Earth after an adventure to save the planet from hostile aliens. But as the prospect for humanity looks increasingly bleak, Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save the future of mankind
Kauas pilvet karkaavat by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Finnish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple already living on credit face new hardships when the husband loses his tram-driving job, and the restaurant where his wife works closes
Drifting clouds ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Finnish and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple already living on credit face new hardships when the husband loses his tram-driving job, and the restaurant where his wife works closes
Boheemielämää ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retelling of the story made famous by Puccini's opera, Aki Kaurismaki's version of life on the skids in Paris revolves around three bohemians - Rodolfo the Albanian painter, Marcel the writer and drinker and Schaumard the Irish composer, who are thrown together by a series of coincidences involving a repossessed apartment and a two-headed trout
Nubes pasajeras Kauas pilvet karkaavat ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Finnish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La relación de una pareja se pondrá a prueba cuando ambos pierdan su trabajo y su orgullo les impida solicitar la ayuda por desempleo
Wolken ziehen vorüber ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein Trambahnfahrer und eine Kellnerin scheinen vom Glück verlassen zu sein, dem arbeitslosen Paar soll sogar die Wohnung genommen werden. Doch dann eröffnet die Frau mit dem Mut der Verzweiflung ein Restaurant. Und das Unmögliche wird möglich, sie hat Erfolg. Der finnische Regisseur Aki Kaurismäki erzählt diese berührende Tragikomödie mit unterkühltem Humor, kargen Dialogen und minimalistischen Kameraeinstellungen. Ein traurig-schöner Film zum Herzerwärmen. (Margret Köhler) In einer finnischen Stadt wird der Straßenbahnfahrer Lauri arbeitslos. Er läßt sich aber nicht beirren und ist fest überzeugt, daß er wieder eine Beschäftigung finden wird. Als aber kurze Zeit später auch seine Frau Ilona als Oberkellnerin ihren Job verliert, fällt er in ein Loch. Durch Eigeninitiative gelingt es den beiden aber schließlich, der Arbeitslosigkeit zu entkommen und die drohende Beziehungs- und Lebenskrise abzuwenden. Der Film zeichnet sich aus durch eine optimistische Grundhaltung, die es den Personen ermöglicht, auch in Zeiten tiefster Rezession noch an ihre Chance zu glauben. (Zoom, 6/969 (...) Er hat mit der Technik der Aussparungen zu tun, der spezielle Kaurismäki-Effekt, mit einer Lakonie, neben der noch der schweigsamste hartgesottene Krimi geschwätzig wirkt, aber auch mit Wiedererkennungseffekten. Jedenfalls fühlen wir uns immer dann besonders zuhaus bei Kaurismäki, wenn dort bedeutungsvoll über dem Wodkaglas geschwiegen wird.
Varjoja paratiisissa by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Finnish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An episode in the life of a garbageman, and his hopes for a better life
Au loin s'en vont les nuages by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Finnish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ilona et Lauri forment un couple sans histoire. Malgrè la perte de leur fils, ils sont raisonnablement heureux. Ils viennent même d'acheter, à crédit, une télévision neuve. Elle est maître d'hôtel dans un restaurant chic démodé, lui conduit un tramway. Jusqu'au jour où, coup sur coup, chacun d'eux perd son emploi
Amazon ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death of his wife, a businessman seeks a new life with his 2 children in Rio de Janeiro. Fleeing from his creditors, he finds himself struggling for existence in the depths of the Amazon rain forest
Aki Kaurismäki collection vol. 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crime and Punishment Rikos ja rangaistus ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Finnish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kaurismäki's first feature follows the descent into crime of Rahikainan, a slaughterhouse worker and former law student, who murders a businessman and then begins a tense game of cat and mouse with the police. Effectively updating Dostoevsky's great novel to 1980's Helsinki, this remarkably assured debut offers a sharp critique of Finnish society
Wunder einer Winternacht die Weihnachtsgeschichte ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In einem kleinen Dorf in Lappland lebt der kleine Waise Nikolas. Die Dorfbewohner haben entschieden, dass sie gemeinsam den Jungen grossziehen sollen, jede Familie passt ein Jahr lang auf den Jungen auf. Immer Heiligabend kommt er von der einen Familie zur nächsten. Um sich dankbar zu zeigen, hat Nikolas es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, den Kindern seiner Gastfamilien Abschiedsgeschenke zu machen und am Heiligen Abend zu übergeben. Jedes Jahr kommt eine Familie dazu. Als die Zeiten härter werden, muss Nikolas bei dem bösen Zimmermann Iisakki arbeiten. Nikolas macht aus der Not eine Tugend und verfeinert hier seine handwerklichen Fähigkeiten, um noch schönere Geschenke herzustellen. Doch als Iisakki Nikolas dies verbietet, gerät die schöne Geschenk-Tradition in Gefahr ... Dieses wunderschöne und mit vielen Filmpreisen ausgezeichnete Meisterwerk begeistert mit atemberaubenden Aufnahmen des winterlichen Finnlands und einer herzerwärmenden Geschichte. "Wunder einer Weihnacht - Die Weihnachtsgeschichte" ist der perfekte Film für die ganze Familie, der jeden in Weihnachtsstimmung bringt. (Quelle: www.matthias-film.de)
 
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Alternative Names
Väänänen, Kari Kyösti 1953-
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