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Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)

Zombie ja Kummitusjuna (original title)
Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silu Seppälä ...
Zombie
Marjo Leinonen ...
Marjo
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Harri
Vieno Saaristo ...
Äiti
Juhani Niemelä ...
Isä
Sakke Järvenpää ...
Mulefukker
Mato Valtonen ...
Mulefukker
Mauri Sumén ...
Mulefukker
Jyri Närvänen ...
Mulefukker
Jarmo Haapanen ...
Mulefukker (as Jami Haapanen)
Jussi Rinne ...
Kummitusjuna
Matti Viholainen ...
Kummitusjuna (as Vinski Viholainen)
Roger Nieminen ...
Kummitusjuna
Marko Äijö ...
Parturi (as Marko Rauhala)
Kauko Laurikainen ...
Lääkäri
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Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the army but discharged on mental health grounds after adding turpentine to the officers' soup. Zombie lives bleary-eyed in an apartment off his parents' house where his lonely, unemployed father suffers from heart disease. His girl-friend Marjo has taken up with a hairdresser but comes back to Zombie. His friend Harri hires him as a roadie for his band "Harry and the Mulefukkers" then gives him a chance as a bass player. He has his girl and he has a gig, but can Zombie put the bottle down? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The story of Zombie is based on the life of Sleepy Sleepers roadie and musician Pulu. Leading actor Silu Seppälä was his friend and is an musician too, so the movie has some aspects of Seppälä's life too. See more »

Quotes

Harri: [Zombie leaves taxi] Zombie!
Zombie: [Shakes head without saying anything]
Harri: [in english to the taxi driver] Let's go. He's never coming back.
[Solitude by Black Sabbath begins to play]
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Featured in Bohemian Eyes (2011) See more »

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KUIHTUU KESÄINEN MAA
(Rauli Somerjoki (as Somerjoki) - Jukka Ollila (as Ollila) - Pirkko-Liisa Vakkuri (as Vakkuri))
Rauli Badding
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Odd, black comedy from Kaursmaki -par for the course, then.
28 November 2001 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

"Zombie and the Ghost train" starts off as a comedy, but as usual for the older Kaursmaki's sensibilities, it takes on a darker aspect pretty quickly. Annti purposefully gets himself thrown out of the army, then starts wandering around aimlessly, searching for something. Wonderful stuff, though there's not too much happening; there's the inevitable terseness of conversation and heavy drinking. Funny and sad in equal measures, it's a study in fatalistic decline and powerlessness and the ending is rather heartbreaking.


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