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Director:
Writer:
Aki Kaurismäki (writer)
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Release Date:
October 1990 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The movie tells the story of Taisto Kasurinen, a finnish coal miner whose father has just committed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
Disney 53: The Little Mermaid
 (From The Hollywood News. 21 July 2013, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Seven rounds with Aki Kaurismäki
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 5 April 2012, 3:39 AM, PDT)

Aki Kaurismäki
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 30 March 2012, 4:05 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
"No, we'll be together forever." ...Taisto :-))) See more (18 total) »

Cast

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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
Tomi Salmela ... Vartija
Reijo Marin ... Vartija
Heikki Salomaa ... Vartija
Veikko Uusimäki ... Pormestari
Esko Salminen ... Roisto
Hannu Kivisalo ... Portieeri
Pekka Wilen ... Laivuri
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Vartija (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Aki Kaurismäki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aki Kaurismäki  writer

Produced by
Aki Kaurismäki .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Casey 
Melrose 
Rauli Somerjoki 
Taisto Tammi 
Olavi Virta 
 
Cinematography by
Timo Salminen 
 
Film Editing by
Raija Talvio 
 
Production Design by
Risto Karhula 
 
Costume Design by
Tuula Hilkamo 
 
Production Management
Erkki Lume .... unit manager
Jaakko Talaskivi .... production manager
Heikki Ukkonen .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pauli Pentti .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Simo Sulva .... property master
 
Sound Department
Veikko Aaltonen .... sound assistant
Jouko Lumme .... sound
Kjell Westman .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marja-Leena Helin .... still photographer
Juuso Hirvikangas .... gaffer
Timo Markko .... assistant camera
Mikko Mattila .... gaffer
Heikki Ortamo .... assistant camera
Olli Varja .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sirkka Rautiainen .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Outi Hyytinen .... assistant editor
Pirjo Laivuori .... color grader
Timo Nousiainen .... color grader
Leena Palmu .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Dmitri Shostakovich .... composer: additional music (as Dimitri Shostakovitch)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky .... composer: additional music (as Pjotr Tshaikovski)
 
Other crew
Haije Alanoja .... production secretary
Erkki Astala .... publicist
Marja-Leena Helin .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
73 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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Movie Connections:
Follows Shadows in Paradise (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Odotin pitkän illanSee more »

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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
"No, we'll be together forever." ...Taisto :-))), 28 October 2004
Author: crankduran-1 from Missouri, USA

I saw my first Kaurismäki movie (Man Without a Past) a year ago and have seen and now own most of them. I love them all and watch them over and over, but Ariel is one of my favorites. The dark humor and irony is great, with all the usual elements of suicide, big, old American cars and cool music throughout, ending with the very appropriate "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in Finnish. All of Kaurismäki's movies demand every second of your attention or you will not "get it" and every time I watch one again, I notice something else. As to the gloom and doom, my Finnish friends tell me not to believe that Finland is truly as depicted here. :-))) I love the relationships: not gushy or fake, but faithful and just plain sweet. It seems much is understood without words and that's the way this movie is.

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