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La Vie de Bohème (1992)

La vie de bohème (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 July 1993 (USA)
Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies.

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Blancheron
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Baudelaire
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Garcon de café
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Henri Bernard
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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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The filming on the Paris Central Train Station would have cost so much that avoiding to spend too much money Kaurismäki decided to create an illusion of the train station: he reflected a shadow of a train wagon against garage doors. See more »

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Version of Zauber der Boheme (1937) See more »

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Je bois
Composed by Alain Goraguer
Lyrics by Boris Vian
Performed by Serge Reggiani
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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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