MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,155 this week

Helsinki-Naples All Night Long (1987)
"Helsinki Napoli All Night Long" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 396 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Alex is Finlander married to an Italian who works as a taxi driver in Berlin. One night in his taxi come two men with a briefcase full of money. Unluckily for Alex, they are being chased by... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 706 titles
created 30 Aug 2011
 
a list of 221 titles
created 29 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1324 titles
created 21 Feb 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 1108 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Helsinki-Naples All Night Long (1987)

Helsinki-Naples All Night Long (1987) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Helsinki-Naples All Night Long.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Markku Halme, Minna Soisalo, Sakari Rouvinen
Iron Horsemen (1994)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

While fleeing througout northern California from a 60s biker gang, Bad Trip - an outcast cyclist - has a variety of encounters.

Director: Gilles Charmant
Stars: Dominic Gould, Laura Favali, Kari Väänänen
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley
Condition Red (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Prison guard falls in love with inmate. She wants him to let her escape.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: James Russo, Cynda Williams, Paul Calderon
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Leningrad Cowboys, a fictional Russian rock band, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Elina Salo
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1993, Sam Fuller takes Jim Jarmusch on a trip into Brazil's Mato Grosso, up the River Araguaia to the village of Santa Isabel Do Morro, where 40 years before, Zanuck had sent Fuller to ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Samuel Fuller, Jim Jarmusch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Kari Heiskanen, Pertti Sveholm, Timo Torikka
Paper Star (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Anna Kelanen is an ex-model, who just has been released from prison. She thinks back on her life, when she was a rather successful model, and on the things that went wrong.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Tiina Björkman, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Soli Labbart
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary of three Finnish bands on tour around lake Saimaa. Bands on boat are Hassisen Kone, Eppu Normaali and Juice Leskinen Slam.

Directors: Aki Kaurismäki, Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Ismo Alanko, Reijo Heiskanen, Jussi Kinnunen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A sort of "Divorce Finnish Style," Mika Kaurismäki's rambunctious comedy, The House of Branching Love , recounts the breakup of a thirty-something professional couple - Juhani, a family ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Elina Knihtilä, Kati Outinen
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

One man's quest for revenge in a post-apocalyptic world

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Jolyon Baker, Jürgen Prochnow, Fanny Bastien
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kari Väänänen ...
Alex
Roberta Manfredi ...
Stella
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Igor
Margi Clarke ...
Mara
...
Grandpa
Mélanie Robeson ...
Lilli
Samuel Fuller ...
Boss
...
Old Gangster
Sakari Kuosmanen ...
Young Gangster
Harry Baer ...
Man #1
Gerry Jochum ...
Man #2 (as Gerd Jochum)
Katharina Thalbach ...
Co-Worker
Remo Remotti ...
Neapolitan
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Neapolitan
Carlo Hafzalla ...
Neapolitan
Edit

Storyline

Alex is Finlander married to an Italian who works as a taxi driver in Berlin. One night in his taxi come two men with a briefcase full of money. Unluckily for Alex, they are being chased by gangsters whose money was stolen. During the shooting, they get killed, and he must get rid of their bodies. Written by Karlo "Zapi" Bosnjak

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

|

Release Date:

13 November 1987 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Helsinki Neapol - cala dluga noc  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Stella: Its nice to see you again.
Alex: Heyy... It is work...
Stella: Someone recently told me that were married and living together. He even said that we have twins. Can you imagine!
Alex: Who was that, I will kill him.
See more »

Soundtracks

Aria
Matia Bazar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Worthwhile Effort by Mika Kaurismäki...
8 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Helsinki-Napoli All Night Long A Worthwhile Effort by Mika Kaurismäki..., 8 August 2008 Alex is a Finnish cab driver living in Berlin with his wife Stella (originally from Naples), their two kids and Stella's Father. One night two French thugs with a briefcase full of stolen money hire Alex as their driver for the whole night. Unfortunately they're being chased by gangsters whose money was stolen. A few dead bodies, kidnapping and extortion follows.

Helsinki Napoli All Night Long is the 6th feature by director Mika Kaurismäki — the brother of the somewhat famous Aki Kaurismäki— and his first of one shot entirely abroad. Most of Mika's subsequent films would be international productions that achieved moderate success, but none at the level of Aki's films.

The film is successfully scripted by Kaurismäki and Richard Reitinger (one of the writers of Wings of Desire). This is a fun, light MacGuffin chase filled with witty Kaurismäki-style dialog and a similar structure as Scorsese's After Hours. Nothing revolutionary, but thoroughly entertaining. The aesthetic feel is another strong point. Shooting at nights for budgetary reasons, gives this the look of a neo-noir.

The cast has surprisingly well-known figures. Directors Jim Jarmusch, Sam Fuller, Wim Wenders and actors Eddie Constantine (Alphaville) and Sakari Kuosmanen (The Man Without a Past) all do cameos and Italian veteran Nino Manfredi (We All Loved Each Other So Much) plays Stella's father. Kari Väänänen is a little wooden in the lead, but apart from that every actor gives a solid, charismatic, performance.

Helsinki Napoli All Night Long is, alongside Rosso, a perfect introduction to Mika Kaurismäki. It's not his best films (that would be The Worthless), but it's definitely among his better ones and due to the international aspects (the film is mostly in English, with occasional Italian) it should be accessible to foreign audiences.

If you want a fun international crime comedy and to explore Finnish directors this film will be worth checking out.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Helsinki-Naples All Night Long (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?