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Ariel (1988)

 -  Drama  -  October 1990 (USA)
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The movie tells the story of Taisto Kasurinen, a finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Turo Pajala ...
Taisto Kasurinen
Susanna Haavisto ...
Irmeli Pihlaja
Matti Pellonpää ...
Mikkonen
Eetu Hilkamo ...
Riku
Erkki Pajala ...
Kaivosmies
Matti Jaaranen ...
Pahoinpitelijä
Hannu Viholainen ...
Apuri
Jorma Markkula ...
Prikkamies
Tarja Keinänen ...
Nainen Satamassa
Eino Kuusela ...
Mies rannalla
Kauko Laalo ...
Asuntolanhoitaja
Jyrki Olsonen ...
Mies Asuntolassa
Esko Nikkari ...
Autokauppias
Marja Packalén ...
Tuomari (as Marja Packalen)
Mikko Remes ...
Vankilalääkäri
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The movie tells the story of Taisto Kasurinen, a finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things don't go as planned... Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Aki Kaurismäki wrote the script over a weekend. See more »

Quotes

Taisto Olavi Kasurinen: Mikkonen!
Mikkonen: Take the money and run.
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Haaveisiin vaipunut
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A Study in Acceptance and Spontaneity - a Way of Being that Defies Circumstance
30 March 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Director-screenwriter Kaurismäki seems to portray a way of feeling that defies circumstance. The protagonists see contentment and adversity without glee, remorse or recrimination. There is an unspoken lesson. In relating to one another the protagonists do not require validation, offer explanations or make demands. Main character Taisto faces the coarsest of the coarse amicably without fawning fearfully or retaliating reactively. Another character, the boy, is intelligent, quiet, never doubts, has no complex puzzlement about loyalty. What is remarkable is that none of the foregoing is typical of a real, live modern person: most of us spend thousands attempting to reach such a state of grace.


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