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Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994)

Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of ... See full summary »

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Tatjana
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Reino
Kirsi Tykkyläinen ...
Klavdia
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Valto
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Hotel Receptionist
Irma Junnilainen ...
Valto's Mother
Veikko Lavi ...
Vepe
Pertti Husu ...
Pepe
Viktor Vassel ...
Bus Driver
Carl-Erik Calamnius ...
Petrol Station Attendant
Atte Blom ...
Barkeeper 1
Mauri Sumén ...
Barkeeper 2
Anu Aalto
Matti Ahjoniemi
Riitta Ahjoniemi
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Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia and Estonian Tatiana - who are clearly interested in the two men, despite the language barrier. But what are the chances of getting a response from men who prefer staring at vodka bottles to talking? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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14 January 1994 (Finland)  »

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Leather jacket that Reino is using has the name of a real Finnish sporting association called Orimattilan Jymy. It has been established in 1903 and compete at least in shooting, skiing, basketball, volleyball, swimming and athletics. See more »

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Edited from Topralli (1966) See more »

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Köyhä laulaja
Written and Arranged by Toivo Kärki, Kullervo and Johansson
Performed by Henry Theel
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Small and good
13 November 2014 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

A very typical Kaurismaki film, very short (only an hour long) and in black and white. At first it seemed a bit slight to me, but as it neared the end it kind of clicked for me and I found it quite touching. Matti Pellonpää and Mato Valtonen star as two Finnish losers who meet up with a couple of female tourists from Estonia and Russia (Kirsi Tykkyläinen and Kati Outinen). Their bus has broken down, and they ask if the men would be willing to escort them to their ferry, which departs from the coast in a couple of days. The two women are clearly interested in romance, but the two men are alternately too thick-skulled and too shy to do anything about it. Man, Outinen is a fantastic actress. There's not much dialogue in the film, but she expresses so much with her face. Pellonpää and Valtonen aren't far behind her (no offense to Tykkyläinen, who is fine).


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