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Väänänen, Kari

Overview
Works: 103 works in 228 publications in 7 languages and 2,076 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Christmas films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Documentary films  Motion pictures  Road films  War films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kari Väänänen
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and German and held by 591 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 )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and English and held by 401 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris. A poet, painter, and composer who scrape by together, sharing in life's daily absurdities
Leningrad Cowboys go America by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

27 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 107 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 )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 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 by Albert Bierstadt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Finnish and held by 63 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
Kauas pilvet karkaavat by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Finnish and English and held by 39 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
Helsinki Napoli, all night long by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 35 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 by Timo Vuorensola( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Finnish and held by 30 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 = drifting clouds( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Finnish and Undetermined and held by 15 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 11 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
Wolken ziehen vorüber( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Finnish and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varjoja paratiisissa by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Finnish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode in the life of a garbageman, and his hopes for a better life
Wunder einer Winternacht die Weihnachtsgeschichte( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 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)
Au loin s'en vont les nuages by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Finnish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ilona et Lauri forment un couple sans histoire. Malgré la perte de leur fils, ils sont raisonnablement heureux quand coup sur coup, chacun d'eux perd son emploi
Aki Kaurismäki collection : vol. 2( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Finnish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three films by acclaimed Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. In the comedy 'Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana' (1994), two friends, Valto (Mato Valtonen) and Reino (Matti Pellonpää), take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia (Kirsi Tykkyläinen) and Estonian Tatjana (Kati Outinen) - who are clearly interested in the two men, despite the language barrier. But what are the chances of getting a response from men who prefer staring at vodka bottles to talking? 'Drifting Clouds' (1996) is another offbeat comedy, set during the Finnish economic recession. Ilona (Kati Outinen) and Lauri Koponen (Kari Väänänen) are a waitress and driver who, through sheer bad luck, are made redundant at the same time. Ilona finds work in a sleazy bar, but her employer disappears without paying her wages. Lauri loses the chance of a job at a bus company as he is partially deaf. The couple then hit on the idea of opening their own restaurant, but finding the necessary funds proves to be a problem. Kaurismäki's 'Juha' (1999) is the fourth film adaptation of the tragic 1911 novel by well-known Finnish author Juhani Aho. Sakari Kuosmanen plays the eponymous protagonist, a simple cabbage farmer married to the younger Marja (Kati Outinen). It isn't long before Marja has been seduced away from him by Shemeikka (André Wilms), a seedy underworld type, who then proceeds to forego all his wild promises to her and ends up enslaving her in a brothel
Nubes pasajeras = Kauas pilvet karkaavat( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 7 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
Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a past by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Finnish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and is beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city, gets involved with a mother and her sons, and slowly starts putting his life back on track. Just as life begins to make sense again for him, his past suddenly returns to haunt him
Amazon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 7 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
La vie de bohème
Alternative Names
Kari Väänänen finländsk skådespelare och regissör

Kari Väänänen finnischer Schauspieler und Filmregisseur

Kari Väänänen Finnish actor and film director

Kari Väänänen Fins zanger

Väänänen, Kari Kyösti 1953-

Вяянянен, Кари

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