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

Not Rated  |   |  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

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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29 July 1993 (USA)  »

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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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Referenced in Missä on Musette? (1992) See more »

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Adieu Rodolfo
Composed and arranged by Mauri Sumén
Performed by Mauri Sumén
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A Finnish take on "La Boheme"
22 May 2003 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Although Aki Kaurismaki credits Henri Murger's collection of stories as the source for his "La vie de boheme" (1992), the underlying dramatic structure actually comes straight from Puccini's opera "La boheme" (with the central focus of the story of Rodolphe and Mimi). Superb black and white photography, with a droll script delivered by mostly dead-pan (but nonetheless funny) performers -- including beloved regulars like the late Matti Pellonpaa and Kari Vaananen (Kati Outinen, a very appropriate Mimi I would think, was missing, however -- maybe her French was not good enough).


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