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  • Leningrad Cowboys Go America

    Directed by Aki Kaurismäki • 1989 • Finland

    A struggling Siberian rock band leaves the lonely tundra to tour the United States because, as they're told, "they'll buy anything there." Aki Kaurismäki's winningly aloof farce follows the musicians as they bravely make their way across the New Worl...

  • The Match Factory Girl

    Directed by Aki Kaurismäki • 1990 • Finland, Sweden

    Kaurismäki took his penchant for despairing character studies to unspeakably grim depths in the shockingly entertaining The Match Factory Girl. Kati Outinen is memorably impenetrable as Iris, whose grinding days as a cog in a factory wheel, a...

  • La vie de bohème

    Directed by Aki Kaurismäki • 1992 • France

    This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Based on stories from Henri Murger's influential mid-nineteenth-century boo...