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Kaurismäki, Mika

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Most widely held works by Mika Kaurismäki
Moro no Brasil : a film by Mika Kaurismäki by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stirring and passionate documentary, Moro no Brasil showcases the diversity and richness of Brazilian music, far beyond samba and bossa nova. Local musicians, singers and dancers perform a wide variety of musical styles, illustrating the progression of Brazilian music, from the roots of samba to modern rap and funk."--Container
The girl king( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A depiction of several years in the life of the seventeenth century Queen Kristina of Sweden, the 'Girl King.'
Varjoja paratiisissa by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Finnish and held by 186 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
Helsinki-Napoli All night long by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 102 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
Tigrero : a film that was never made( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Fuller and Jim Jarmusch visit Villa Santa Isabel on Bananal Island, in Brazil's Amazon Rain Forest, forty years after Fuller was there scouting locations and shooting footage for an action-adventure film that was never nade. "Stunning footage of the region and its inhabitants, the Karajá Indians."
The Sound of Rio : Brasileirinho by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Portuguese and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical documentary on the development of choro, a uniquely Brazilian urban music evolved from European, Afro-Brazilian and indigenous roots
L.A. without a map( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young undertaker in a rural English town leads a droll existence until a budding American actress walks into his life. He follows her back to Los Angeles where they fall in and out of love against the backdrop of the movie industry
Mama Africa Miriam Makeba( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mama Africa is the biography of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba, who was the first black, African musician to win international stardom. Her music influence artists across the globe, although her style stayed anchored in her South African roots. Makeba was also a vocal campaigner against apartheid. After her involvement with the 1959 documentary "Come back Africa" she was forced into a life in exile from her homeland. This documentary traces her life and music through more than fifty years of performing
Road North( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in Finnish and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timo, an esteemed concert pianist, gets the surprise of his life one day after arriving home after a performance only to find a homeless drunkard asleep outside his front door. The man, Leo (played by Finnish musician, actor and artist Vesa-Matti Loiri), makes the outrageous claim to be Timo's long-lost father who left the country when Timo was three and hadn't been in touch since. Leo, as mysterious and manipulative as he is slovenly, has returned to bestow his legacy upon his only son, and to re-unite him with his estranged family - Timo's sister, ex-wife and daughter. Creating more questions than answers, Leo proves to be his son's alter-ego of sorts, eventually prying him from his comfort zone and forcing him to reluctantly reconcile with shadows of the past. Timo is skeptical of his father from the very beginning and is never actually able to feel comfortable around him for very long, until he learns the truth of why Leo has come back to learn about the man his son has becom
Brasileirinho by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Partez pour un voyage musical enivrant et découvrez les talents d'aujourd'hui à travers les rues, les places et les bars de Rio : virtuosité d'une guitare, chaleur des gafieiras où se chante et se danse le Choro, improvisation d'une clarinette ou d'un tambourin ... Cette musique est bien vivante!
Zombie and the ghost-train( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zombie, a failure at everything in life, tries to get himself a gig with a rock band." Feature film from Finland
Sonic Mirror( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een reis langs diverse projecten en landen van de jazz- en fusion-drummer Billy Cobham waarbij het effect van de ritmes op zowel straatkinderen, autisten als andere mensen naar voren komt
Moro no Brazil : the sound of Brazil by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Moro no Brasil, the Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki dives into the overflowing musical diversity of Brazil. After 12 years living in Brazil, Kaurismäki sets out on a 4000 km journey to discover the amazing diversity of musical styles practiced by Brazilian musicians, singers, and dancers, a diversity that goes far beyond Samba or Bossa Nova. Thiw was Kaurismäki's first real documentary film, and quickly soon became a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking. Kaurismäki succeeds in portraying his subjects as they are, allowing them to speak for themselves through the captivating rhythms and lyrics of their music
Cha Cha Cha by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der obdachlose und alkoholkranke Matti erwartet nichts mehr von der Zukunft. Da erhält er die Nachricht, dass eine reiche Tante in den USA ausgerechnet ihn als Erben eingesetzt hat
I love L.A by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Bradford, ville industrielle du Yorkshire, Richard a hérité de l'entreprise de pompes funèbres familiale. Lors d'un enterrement, son regard croise celui d'une jeune fille de rêve. C'est Barbara, californienne, jeune actrice sublime comme il n'en existe qu'à Los Angeles. Richard plaque tout pour la retrouver. Il traverse l'Atlantique à la poursuite de l'amour et d'une carrière de scénariste
Un conte finlandais by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in Finnish and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matti, inspecteur de police, Erkki, photographe, et Rauno, acteur, tous trois âgés de 51 ans, sont amis d'enfance et ne se sont pas vu depuis très longtemps. Ils se rencontrent par hasard à Helsinki la veille de Noël et passent la nuit ensemble dans un karaoké. La situation va prendre un tournant dramatique quand une femme mystérieuse entre dans le bar..." [Source : jaquette]
Rikos ja rangaistus = crime and punishment by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Finnish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptación de la novela de Dostoievski sobre un estudiante que cree tener impunidad para matar a una desagradable prestamista
Condition red by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dan is a prison guard on the edge of breaking. Demoted to the women's section of a maximum security prison, he is seduced by a streetwise female prisoner. When she becomes pregnant by him, he masterminds a daring prison breakout. Unfortunately, outside the walls, things are not as they see, to be, with deadly results"--Container
Arvottomat by Mika Kaurismäki( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Finnish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A criminal, his friend and his former girlfriend find their lives intertwining with each other: a sad tale of certain emotionally vulnerable men and women who are not able to form meaningful, constructive relationships in order to procure emotional richness their dull, drab and disorderly lives
Honey baby( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A road movie based on the Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice. A Russian dancer escapes Hades with a burned-out American rock-n-roll singer
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Bambihill, Michael 1955-

Kaurismäki, Mika 1955-

Kaurismäki, Mika Juhani 1955-

Kaurismi︠a︡ki, Mika

Kaurismiaki, Mika 1955-

Mika Kaurismäki director de cine finlandés

Mika Kaurismäki director de cinema finlandès

Mika Kaurismäki finländsk regissör

Mika Kaurismäki Finnischer Filmregisseur

Mika Kaurismäki Finnish film director

Mika Kaurismäki Fins scenarioschrijver

Mika Kaurismäki réalisateur finnois

Mika Kaurismäki regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico finlandese

Mika Kaurismäki Soome filmirežissöör

Каурисмяки, Мика

ميكا كاوريسماكي مخرج أفلام فنلندي

میکا کائوریسماکی فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان فنلاندی

카우리스마키, 미카 1955-