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Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)
"Zombie ja Kummitusjuna" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silu Seppälä ...
Zombie
Marjo Leinonen ...
Marjo
Matti Pellonpää ...
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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Zombie y el tren fantasma  »

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Solitude by Black Sabbath is a theme song of the movie. According to director Mika Kaurismäki the atmosphere and the lyrics of the song fits perfectly to the story. See more »

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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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KARJAA KARJALAAN
(Dalton - Dahlberg - Sandos)
Harri & The Mulefukkers
Sung by Matti Pellonpää
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dismal life
14 June 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Mika Kaurismäki's "Zombie ja Kummitusjuna" ("Zombie and the Ghost Train" in English) is the first movie that I've seen by either of the Kaurismäki brothers. I understand that the brothers make a lot of movies about people whose lives suck. If so, then this movie is familiar territory. The main character is a guy who's really into music, but has no ambition otherwise. He spends a lot of time drifting and living on the streets of Istanbul. Maybe the whole point of the movie is to present the antithesis of what Scandinavia (presumably including Finland) is supposed to be: the region is viewed as pristine and having the world's highest quality of life, but the Kaurismäki brothers portray it as a s---hole.

Don't get me wrong. I thought that it was a good movie. Just understand that it's a REAL downer. Still worth seeing, though.

PS: The Kaurismäki brothers are friends of Jim Jarmusch, and so some of the cast members from their movies starred in the Helsinki segment of Jarmusch's "Night on Earth".


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