Shadows in Paradise
Aki Kaurismäki / FI, 1986
A sensitive and socially committed portrait of people on the lower rungs of the labour market who receive no appreciation for the work they do. A hardworking taciturn waste collector falls in love with a cashier.
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.
FIN, SWE, ENG