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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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 2017 Pakolainen (producer) (announced)
 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 Bad Family (producer)
 2009 Jeanne d'Arc (Short) (producer)
 2007 Valimo (Short) (producer)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (producer - segment "La Fonderie")
 2006 Lights in the Dusk (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 A Stone Left Unturned (Short) (producer)
 1999 Juha (producer)
 1997 The Quiet Village (producer)
 1996 Employment Agent (Short) (producer)
 1996 Drifting Clouds (producer)
 1994 Iron Horsemen (producer)
 1994 Total Balalaika Show (Documentary) (producer)
 1994 Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (producer)
 1993 Leningrad Cowboys: These Boots (Short) (producer)
 1993 Ripa Hits the Skids (producer)
 1992 Leningrad Cowboys: Those Were the Days (Short) (producer)
 1992 Shit Happens (Short) (producer)
 1992 The Prodigal Son (producer)
 1992 Goodbye, Trainmen (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 Goes Business (producer)
 1987 The Final Arrangement (producer)
 1987/II Macbeth (producer)
 1987 L.A. Woman (Short) (producer)
 1986 Rocky VI (Short) (producer)
 1985 Calamari Union (producer)
 1981 The Saimaa Gesture (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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Personal Quote:

I always start with everyday realism, everyday situations, and I try to go darker and darker and in the end, it's melodrama. Even the light has changed: in the beginning, the light is quite normal and in the end, there are big shadows. See more »

Trivia:

Although Lights in the Dusk (2006) was chosen to be Finland's nominee at the The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006), he decided to boycott the ceremony again and refused the nomination as a protest against the US foreign policy. See more »

Trademark:

Characters that speak very little and smoke a lot. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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