Aki Kaurismäki

The Other Side of Hope
7.2

The Other Side of Hope

A restaurateur befriends a Syrian refugee who has recently arrived in Finland.
Le Havre
7.2

Le Havre

2011  

Le Havre

Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a ...
To Each His Own Cinema
6.8

To Each His Own Cinema

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.
Lights in the Dusk
6.8

Lights in the Dusk

Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He’s a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but ...
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
7.2

Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet

Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films entitled The Trumpet and The Cello. The project was ...
The Man Without a Past
7.7

The Man Without a Past

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki’s “Finland” trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so ...
Drifting Clouds
7.7

Drifting Clouds

Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive ...
La Vie de Bohème
7.7

La Vie de Bohème

Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor ...
I Hired a Contract Killer
7.2

I Hired a Contract Killer

After fifteen years’ service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can’t go through with ...
The Match Factory Girl
7.6

The Match Factory Girl

Iris has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats ...
Leningrad Cowboys Go America
7.1

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, ...
Ariel
7.5

Ariel

1988  

Ariel

Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he ...
Shadows in Paradise
7.5

Shadows in Paradise

An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more.
Crime and Punishment
7.1

Crime and Punishment

An adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to ...