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Finland 2006

Colour

Finnish with
English subtitles

Enhanced for widescreen TVs

Dolby Digital 5.1

75 mins. approx.

ART349DVD

SPECIAL FEATURES

Interview with Aki Kaurismäki & Maria Järvenhelmi

Theatrical trailer

Lights in the Dusk
The Film Director Credits Cast Press Quotes Images Trailer

AKI KAURISMÄKI Director & Screenwriter

Aki Kaurismaki (b.1957) is a cult and prolific Finnish filmmaker known for his offbeat, deadpan style. One of cinema’s great humanists, his films explore the misfortunes of the misfits and disaffected of Helsinki with great affection and droll, sometimes black, humour.
Although influenced by filmmakers such as Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel and Jim Jarmusch, Kaurismaki has a distinctive cinematic style of his own, recognisable by his spare, economical visuals, eclectic soundtracks of vintage rock and pop and use of a regular troupe of actors, including Kati Outinen, Marko Peltola & Matti Pellonpaa... and dogs.
A droll observer of the influence of American junk culture, Kaurismaki also created the ‘worst rock and roll band in history’, the Leningrad Cowboys. Distinctively dressed in suits, winkle pickers and outsize quiffs, the band began life in the film Leningrad Cowboys Go America performing covers of classic American songs. Now established as a cult phenomenon, the Cowboys have outgrown their origins having released numerous albums, performed at the MTV Music Awards and toured extensively. (>> www.leningradcowboys.fi)

Selected Filmography

2011 - LE HAVREDVDBlu-ray
2006 - LIGHTS IN THE DUSKDVD
2004 - Dogs Have No Hell (short)
2002 - THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
1997 - JUHADVD
1996 - LENINGRAD COWBOYS MEET MOSES
1996 - DRIFTING CLOUDSDVD
1994 - TAKE CARE OF YOUR SCARF, TATJANADVD
1993 - These Boots (short)
1993 - TOTAL BALALAIKA SHOW - HELSINKI CONCERT (Documentary)
1992 - LA VIE DE BOHÈMEDVD
1991 - Those Were the Days (short)
1990 - THE MATCH FACTORY GIRLDVD
1990 - I HIRED A CONTRACT KILLER
1989 - LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA
1989 - DIRTY HANDS (TV film)
1988 - Thru the Wire (short)
1988 - ARIELDVD
1987 - Rocky VI (short)
1987 - HAMLET GOES BUSINESSDVD
1986 - SHADOWS IN PARADISEDVD
1985 - CALAMARI UNIONDVD
1983 - CRIME AND PUNISHMENTDVD
1981 - THE SAIMAA GESTURE (co-dir. with Mika Kaurismäki)