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Twist-Twist Erkinharju ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Ben Granfelt ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Sakke Järvenpää ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Jore Marjaranta ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Ekke Niiva ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Jyri Närvänen ...
Leningrad Cowboy (as Lyle Närvänen)
Pemo Ojala ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Silu Seppälä ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Mauri Sumén ...
Leningrad Cowboy
Mato Valtonen ...
Leningrad Cowboy
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Kari Väänänen ...
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Nicky Tesco ...
American Cousin
Jacques Blanc ...
Owner of Bingo Parlour
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The Cowboys are lured from Mexico to Coney Island by their former manager who disappeared at the end of Leningrad Cowboys Go America. He believes he is the reincarnation of Moses, sent to lead them back to the promised land - Siberia.

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Vladimir: Business is business! But Moses... is Moses!
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I Woke Up This Morning Last Night
Written by Leningrad Cowboys, M. Helminen
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Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)
4 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

This is harder to enjoy than GO America for sure. A more somber and low-key affair, with fewer jokes and even the music is more downtempo (including an amusing cheesy lounge version of "Rivers of Babylon"). But I don't think it deserves the low reputation it has... currently a 5.0 rating on IMDb, and one commenter on a forum pegs it as "comfortably Kaurismaki's worst." Comfortably AMONG his worst, but even at his worst he's usually fun. I certainly wouldn't consider it any worse than TAKE CARE OF YOUR SCARF TATIANA or his ho-hum adaptation of CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. There's a number of funny bits as he takes potshots at Christianity, phony evangelists, capitalism, and communism (the movie came out not long after the fall of the Soviet Union). Apparently half the group had left by this point, which is explained away as death by tequila, and another batch of faces is brought in. Normally this might be a big deal, but few of the band members were showcased in the first film. And it allows for the great line "Where is the Mexican department of the orchestra?" Okay, so it's not as memorable or endearing as its predecessor, but you've gotta have some love for a movie where someone steals the nose from the Statue of Liberty to take back to Russia.


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