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Aki Kaurismäki


Aki Kaurismäki did a wide variety of jobs including postman, dish-washer and film critic, before forming a production and distribution company, Villealfa (in homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965)) with his older brother Mika Kaurismäki, also a film-maker. Both Aki and Mika are prolific film-makers, and together have been responsible for ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Man Without a Past
(2002)
Le Havre
Le Havre Producer
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Toivon tuolla puolen (producer)
 2013 Juice Leskinen & Grand Slam: Bluesia Pieksämäen asemalla (Documentary short) (producer)
 2012 Centro Histórico (producer - segment "Guimarães")
 2011 Le Havre (producer)
 2011 Barzakh (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 Paha perhe (producer)
 2009 Jeanne d'Arc (Short) (production)
 2007 Valimo (Short) (producer)
 2006 Laitakaupungin valot (producer)
 2004 Visions of Europe (producer - segment "Bico")
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (producer - segment "Dogs Have No Hell")
 2002 The Man Without a Past (producer)
 2001 Klassikko (executive producer)
 2000 Kovat miehet (Short) (producer)
 1999 Juha (producer)
 1997 Vaiennut kylä (producer)
 1996 Välittäjä (Short) (producer)
 1996 Kauas pilvet karkaavat (producer)
 1994 Iron Horsemen (producer)
 1994 Total Balalaika Show (Documentary) (producer)
 1994 Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (producer)
 1994 Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (producer)
 1993 Our Father... (producer - uncredited)
 1993 Leningrad Cowboys: These Boots (Short) (producer)
 1993 Ripa ruostuu (producer)
 1992 Leningrad Cowboys: Those Were the Days (Short) (producer)
 1992 Shit Happens (Short) (producer)
 1992 Tuhlaajapoika (producer)
 1992 Veturimiehet heiluttaa (executive producer - uncredited)
 1992 La Vie de Bohème (producer)
 1990 I Hired a Contract Killer (producer)
 1990 The Match Factory Girl (producer)
 1989 Leningrad Cowboys Go America (producer)
 1988 Ariel (producer)
 1987 Rich Little Bitch (Short) (producer)
 1987 Thru the Wire (Short) (producer)
 1987 Hamlet liikemaailmassa (producer)
 1987 Tilinteko (producer)
 1987/II Macbeth (producer)
 1987 L.A. Woman (Short) (producer)
 1986 Rocky VI (Short) (producer)
 1985 Calamari Union (producer)
 1981 Saimaa-ilmiö (Documentary) (producer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Nippon Shokubai Co. - Director

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Aki Kaurismaki

Height:

6' 4¾" (1.95 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The problem is, I have seen all the other films. All the serious films ever made I have seen, more or less. They are so good... and I am so bad. Very early in my so-called career, I knew I would never make a masterpiece. So I decided to make lots of decent films. See more »

Trivia:

Is famous for saying in interviews that he has directed half of his films while sober and half when drunk, and yet nobody can tell them apart. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Markku Peltola See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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