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Kaurismäki, Aki 1957-

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Most widely held works by Aki Kaurismäki
Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

81 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight
Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a past by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

101 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 763 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
Ariel by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

59 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy and crime are combined in this story about Taisto Kasurinen, a Finnish miner who loses his job, is given a huge white cadillac and embarks on a cross-country trip. What begins as a relaxing drive becomes a crime spree as Taisto becomes involved in a mugging, a jailbreak, car theft and murder. Throughout his unpredictable misadventures, the deadpan hero searches for domestic happiness with his newly-found girlfriend and her son. Kaurismäki borrows from European black comedies, American road movies and 1930's gangster films to fictionalize his favorite theme: a wise person is one who can maintain his cool while the world disintegrates around him
Leningrad Cowboys go America by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 263 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
Varjoja paratiisissa by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more
Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris has a dead-end job in a match-factory, lives with her dour and forbidding parents, and her social life is a disaster. But when she is made pregnant after a one-night stand by a man who thought she was a prostitute, she decides that enough is enough and plans her revenge
Laitakaupungin valot = Lights in the dusk by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Koistinen, a handsome, but lonely nightwatchman who becomes entranced and seduced by the ultimate femme fatale, who leads him down the unwitting path of crime and punishment. Koistinen is left to face the consequences
Toivon tuolla puolen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in Finnish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged Finnish salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife and his job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable restaurant. Khaled is denied asylum but decides not to return to Aleppo--and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director's work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters (many of them played by members of Kaurismäki's loyal stock company), The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet celebration of pockets of human kindness in an unwelcoming world"--Container
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-centered couple is inconvenienced by a parental visit. When the mother falls ill, her children hasten to be with her
La vie de bohème( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 164 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
Aki Kaurismäki's Proletariat Trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Finnish and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariel: A coal miner takes a road trip looking for a way out of financial despair and criminal trouble. He finds unexpected love instead
Aki Kaurismäki's Leningrad Cowboys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 118 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
Total Balalaika show by Leningrad Cowboys (Musical group)( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film of the massive concert in Helsinki's Senate Square with the 150-member Alexandrov Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble. Seventy thousand people attended
Tōkyō monogatari( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
The other side of hope = Toivon tuolla puolen by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A super slick drama-comedy that sees a poker playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriend of a newly arrived group of refugees."
Leningrad Cowboys meet Moses( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Finnish and held by 95 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
Kauas pilvet karkaavat by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 76 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
La vie de bohème = [Bohemian life] by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 75 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 ... In the comic events that follow involving love, work, and of course, art, they are always one precarious step away from ruin--or the strangely elusive moment of success.--Container
Leningrad Cowboys : Total balalaika show( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leningrad Cowboys are an American influenced Finnish show-band that likes to parody the clichés of rock stardom, while the Red Army Ensemble was formed to preserve Russian folk music. This event drew 70,000 people, and involved two nations that were at war a half a century ago and then endured a "peaceful coexistence" during the Cold War. What seems an impossible combination of musical styles and tastes becomes a sublime experience, especially when the Red Army musicians pick up their balalaikas to join the Cowboys on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to heaven."
La vie de Boheme( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 74 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
 
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La vie de bohème = [Bohemian life]
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La vie de bohème = [Bohemian life]
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Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Kaurismäki director de cine finlandés

Aki Kaurismäki director de cinema finlandés

Aki Kaurismäki finländsk regissör

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Aki Kaurismäki Finnish film director

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Aki Kaurismäki finský režisér

Aki Kaurismäki réalisateur finlandais

Aki Kaurismäki regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico finlandese

Aki Kaurismäki Soome filmirežissöör

Aki Kaurismäki suomalainen elokuvaohjaaja

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Άκι Καουρισμάκι

Аки Каурисмеки

Аки Каурисмяки

Аки Каурисмяки финский кинорежиссёр, сценарист, продюсер

Акі Каўрысмякі

Акі Каурісмякі

Каурисмяки, Аки 1957-

Каурисмяки, Аки финский кинорежиссёр, сценарист, продюсер

אקי קאוריסמקי

אקי קאוריסמקי במאי קולנוע פיני

أكي كاوريسمكي

أكي كاوريسمكي مخرج أفلام فنلندي

آکی کوریسماکی فیلمنامه‌نویس، تدوینگر، و کارگردان فنلاندی

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