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Kaurismäki, Aki 1957-

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

80 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Marx, an old bohemian living in the French harbor city of Le Harve, stands up for a young African refugee when officials begin to pursue the boy for deportation
Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a past by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

85 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 711 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 )

50 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 306 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
Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 243 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. Finally she decides that enough is enough and plans her revenge
Toivon tuolla puolen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in Finnish and held by 225 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
Varjoja paratiisissa by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 215 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
Laitakaupungin valot = Lights in the dusk by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 201 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
Leningrad cowboys go America by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music group trying to make it big in Siberia are advised to go to American where they like "anything". So a group of Finnish musicians fly to the U.S. and begin a cross country tour
Aki Kaurismäki's Proletariat Trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Finnish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The match factory Girl: Iris has a dead-end job in a match factory, lives with her dour and forbidding parents, and her social life is a disaster. Finally she decides that enough is enough and plans her revenge
Tokyo story( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 148 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 Boheme( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 146 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
Tōkyō monogatari( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 130 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
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
The other side of hope = Toivon tuolla puolen by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 113 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."
Total Balalaika show by Leningrad Cowboys (Musical group)( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 112 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. Also includes five music videos
Leningrad Cowboys go America( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Finnish and held by 97 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
Leningrad Cowboys meet Moses( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Finnish and held by 97 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
La vie de bohème( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 91 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
La vie de bohème = [Bohemian life] by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 83 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 : Total balalaika show( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 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."
 
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Aki Kaurismäki

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Άκι Καουρισμάκι

Аки Каурисмеки

Аки Каурисмяки

Аки Каурисмяки финский кинорежиссёр, сценарист, продюсер

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Каурисмяки Аки

Каурисмяки, Аки 1957-

Каурисмяки, Аки финский кинорежиссёр, сценарист, продюсер

אקי קאוריסמקי

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أكي كاوريسمكي

أكي كاوريسمكي مخرج أفلام فنلندي

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