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La Vie de Bohème (1992)
"La vie de bohème" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 July 1993 (USA)
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Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matti Pellonpää ...
Evelyne Didi ...
André Wilms ...
Kari Väänänen ...
Christine Murillo ...
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Blancheron
Laika ...
Baudelaire
Carlos Salgado ...
Garcon de café
Alexis Nitzer ...
Henri Bernard
Sylvie Van den Elsen ...
Mme. Bernard
Gilles Charmant ...
Groupe rock
Dominique Marcas ...
Brocanteuse
Samuel Fuller ...
Gassot
Jean-Paul Wenzel ...
Francis
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Gentleman
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Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi, a barmaid. The day he asks her to move in with him, he is deported. Six months later, he sneaks back to Paris, and Mimi leaves her new boyfriend to be with him. Conflicts arise, especially around their poverty, and soon Mimi and Rodolfo separate, as do Marcel and his Musette. The three men scrape together a meal to celebrate All Saints' Day, and Mimi arrives, ill. Can her friends bring her back to health? Can love rekindle? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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SEK 200,517 (Sweden)
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Neither Matti Pellonpää or Kari Väänänen could speak any french in real life. The script contained instructions how to pronounce the lines. See more »

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Version of La vie de Bohème (1916) See more »

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Serenade in C major for String Orchestra
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Magnificent!
4 December 2003 | by (Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina) – See all my reviews

Aki Kaurismaki is one of the most important modern directors. He manages to make a movie out of nothing just like, say, Mike Leigh. And his characters are simply every-day people, whom he manages to transform into convincible movie heroes or, most likely, antiheroes.

This movie is not different: it is very sad and also joyous at the same time. It treats a very serious subjects (pourness, loneliness, desperation) without being pathetic or overblown and it makes, in the most beautiful way, a strong connection between the characters and the viewer.

Marvellous acting and genious direction makes this movie another Kaurismaki's little/big masterpiece.


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