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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 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: [Taisto is discussing with his cell-mate] Listen, Mikkonen!
Mikkonen: I don't think I can help it.
Taisto Olavi Kasurinen: I have decided to get out of here soon.
Mikkonen: I see. How?
Taisto Olavi Kasurinen: Don't know yet. Somehow.
Mikkonen: Getting out of here is no big deal; many people have made it. But they've been brought back and ended up doing twice as much time as before. That's because they have stayed here or gone to Sweden or headed to the nearest bar and got loaded. You've got to go further away. Italy or Africa, first at least.
Taisto Olavi Kasurinen: I've been thinking about ...
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Haaveisiin vaipunut
Written by Rauli Somerjoki
Performed by Rauli Somerjoki
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19 September 2004 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is the second Aki Kaurismäki film I have seen.The first one was 'The Man Without a Past. After enjoying that a lot, I decided to watch the other movies of Kaurismaki, because I believe he is very good in expressing the 'life' through the simple daily life events or talks. When I watched Ariel, the first thing I noticed was, as in the previous movie, the characters don't speak much, but when they speak they are concise and to the point. The relationships start very abruptly and different from what is normally expected, but all of them end up being loyal and caring. With the beginning of the journey of the miner (Kasurinen) to the south by a convertible car, the movie also starts to present its comedy, romance, action and drama. Kasurinen keeps his calmness through all that happens to him and in the end he achieves his goal. I can recommend this movie to those who like details .


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