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Drifting Clouds (1996)

Kauas pilvet karkaavat (original title)
The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.

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Ilona
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Lauri
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Tram driver Lauri loses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a head waitress is closed. Too proud to receive money from the social welfare system, they strive to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and clumsy, one disaster is followed by the next. Written by Frank Wallner <wallnerf@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

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10 July 1998 (USA)  »

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FIM 5,562,154 (estimated)

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ITL 394,049,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)
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Quotes

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Soundtracks

Human Rights for Snakes
Music and Lyrics by Ismo Alanko
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Less is more
27 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Celebration for unacting! If you like movies where less is saying more

  • this is your movie. The wonderful positive attitude of people in


difficult situations is something to learn from. Kati Outinen is great
  • again. She suits this movie perfectly. Kari Väänänen as her husband


is the perfect Finnish hard working man whose life isn't a struggle but an art-form it self. Also Markku Peltola as a cook gives once again a memorable performance. The music moves the scenes into another level. Finnish melancholic tango in this environment makes almost a conflict between the things happening in the screen and the music. What a wonderful tribute to Matti Pellonpää.


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