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2 July 1994 (Finland) See more »
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A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble ... Choir
Atte Blom ... Himself
Twist-Twist Erkinharju ... Leningrad Cowboys
Ben Granfelt ... Leningrad Cowboys
Sakke Järvenpää ... Lead singer
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Himself / Performer
Jore Marjaranta ... Leningrad Cowboys
Ekke Niiva ... Leningrad Cowboys
Pemo Ojala ... Leningrad Cowboys
Silu Seppälä ... Leningrad Cowboys
Mauri Sumén ... Leningrad Cowboys
Kirsi Tykkyläinen ... Herself / Performer
Mato Valtonen ... Leningrad Cowboys
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Directed by
Aki Kaurismäki 
 
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Aki Kaurismäki 

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Aki Kaurismäki .... producer
 
Original Music by
B. Alexandrov 
Tipe Johnson 
 
Cinematography by
Heikki Ortamo 
 
Film Editing by
Timo Linnasalo 
 
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Erkki Astala .... assistant director
Pauli Pentti .... assistant director
 
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Jan-Eric Nyström .... titles
 

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Cowboys set Helsinki on Fire, 25 October 2003
Author: shierfilm from Canada

This 1993 concert is absolutely awesome. The Leningrad Cowboys gave the Finnish people a lot for their money. Backed by the Alexandrov Red Army Choir, they set Helsinki on fire on that night in June.

Covers of The Turtles, Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, and ZZ Top are just a small aspect of this "rockumentary". (Their version of "Those Were The Days" has to be seen to be believed)

Bravo to Kaurismaki, a world-class director who achieved something really special with this concert film. It's hard to find these days, but if you can track it down, you will be in for a serious treat.

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