Aki Kaurismäki / FI, 1985 / 84 min.
This superbly chaotic blend of Mean Streets and The Marx Brothers is full of surrealist situations and dialogues. Seventeen young Finnish males make their way to Helsinki’s idyllic coastal district Eira in the hope of a life more extraordinary – only they fail.
The Essential Aki Kaurismäki programme celebrates Finland”s first centenary as an independent country. The Finnish republic was proclaimed on 6 December 1917, not long after the October Revolution in Russia.
ENG, FIN, SPA