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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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 2013 Juice Leskinen & Grand Slam: Bluesia Pieksämäen asemalla (Documentary short) (concept)
 2012 Centro Histórico (screenplay - segment "Guimarães")
 2011 Le Havre (written by)
 2008 Calamari Union (Remake) (screenplay)
 2007 Valimo (Short)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "La Fonderie")
 2004 Visions of Europe (writer - segment "Finland: Bico")
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Dogs Have No Hell")
 2002 The Man Without a Past (written by)
 2001 I Hired a Contract Killer (TV Movie)
 1999 Juha (scenario)
 1996 Employment Agent (Short)
 1994 Total Balalaika Show (Documentary)
 1993 Leningrad Cowboys: These Boots (Short) (writer)
 1992 La Vie de Bohème (written by)
 1990 I Hired a Contract Killer (screenplay) / (story)
 1989 Likaiset kädet (TV Movie)
 1989 Leningrad Cowboys Go America (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 Ariel (writer)
 1987 Thru the Wire (Short)
 1986 Rocky VI (Short)
 1985 Rosso (monologue)
 1984 The Clan - Tale of the Frogs (screenplay)
 1983 Crime and Punishment (screenplay)
 1982 The Worthless (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1982 Jackpot 2 (Short)
 1981 The Saimaa Gesture (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1981 The Liar
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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 would like to explain the violence in this film. Because it makes me uncomfortable. The problem is this story had to start with violence. So I wanted to at least make it honest. Because if people want to see violence looking good, there is something wrong with their heads. So I make it look as it really is, fast and ugly. This is my rule and my explanation. 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:

Most of the Finnish dialog in his films is hypercorrect literary language, which is rarely spoken in real life. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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Favourite A. Kaurismäki movie? alkio
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Lights in the dust: Connections to early Luis Bunuel movies? RauwBeestje
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