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Drifting Clouds (1996) More at IMDbPro »Kauas pilvet karkaavat (original title)


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Release Date:
10 July 1998 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Kati Outinen ... Ilona
Kari Väänänen ... Lauri
Elina Salo ... Rouva Sjöholm (Mrs. Sjöholm)
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Melartin

Markku Peltola ... Lajunen
Matti Onnismaa ... Forsström
Matti Pellonpää ... Lapsi valokuvassa (Child in the Photograph)
Pietari ... Pietari

Shelley Fisher ... Pianisti (Pianist)
Markus Allan ... Orkesteri (Band)
Pauli Granfelt ... Orkesteri (Band)
Kari Lindqvist ... Orkesteri (Band)
Pentti Mutikainen ... Orkesteri (Band)
Tommi Parkkonen ... Orkesteri (Band)
Taisto Wesslin ... Orkesteri (Band)
Tuire Liiti ... Tarjoilija (waitress)
Kaarina Väyrynen ... Tarjoilija (waitress)
Elli Lindstedt ... Vanha pariskunta (Old couple)
Vilhelm Lindstedt ... Vanha pariskunta (Old couple)
Tuire Tuomisto ... Kylmäkkö (cold-kitchen chef)
Mustafa Altin ... Amir
Pentti Auer ... Dubrovnikin ostaja (buyer of Dubrovnik)
Iisak Lusua ... Dubrovnikin ostaja (buyer of Dubrovnik)
Simo Santalahti ... Dubrovnikin ostaja (buyer of Dubrovnik)
Solmu Mäkelä ... Vuoropäällikkö (Shift manager)

Outi Mäenpää ... Laurin sisko (sister of Lauri)
Esko Nikkari ... Ravintolapäällikkö (restaurant manager)
Tarja Laiho ... Työvoimavirkailija (Labour officer)
Sulevi Peltola ... Neljan mies (Man of Nelja)
Vesa Mäkelä ... Verotarkastaja (tax inspector)
Tero Jartti ... Verotarkastaja (tax inspector)
Kaija Pakarinen ... Aamutakkinen nainen (Woman in morning gown)
Vesa Häkli ... Ruma mies (Ugly Man)
Antti Reini ... Ruma mies (Ugly Man)
Yrjö Järvinen ... Olympian mies (Man of Olympia)
Ona Kamu ... Siivooja (Cleaner)
Eero Försti ... Luottoyhtiön mies (man from credit company)
Kari Nenonen ... Luottoyhtiön mies (man from credit company)
Klaus Heydemann ... Kiinteistövälittäjä (Real estate agent)
Mato Valtonen ... Autokauppias (Car dealer)
Aarre Karén ... Pankinjohtaja (Bank director)
Rose-Marie Precht ... Kampaamonomistaja (Ladies' hairdressing saloon owner)
Clas-Ove Bruun ... Rakennusmies (Building worker)
Silu Seppälä ... Rakennusmies (Building worker)
Jorma Pulla ... Kultaaja (gilder)
Atte Blom ... Ensimmäinen asiakas (First customer)
Peter von Bagh ... Toinen asiakas (Second customer)
Juho Grönqvist ... Rikaton-mies (man from Rikaton)
Kari Järvinen ... Rikaton-mies (man from Rikaton)
Minna Aaltonen
Maija Ahlgren
Pirkko Alanko
Esko Alanko
Kurt Andersson
Birgit Andersson
Jenni Antolainen
Vilho Arkima
Asta Arkima
Raija Arminen
Veli Arminen
Sirkka-Liisa Aro
Göran Björkblom
Mira Donner
Risto Elo
Pirkko Elo
Karl-Erik Fjäder
Peter Fredriksson
Mika Frilander
Matti Grönlund
Sinikka Haapio
Kauko Hakkarainen
Teija Häkkinen
Eero Halonen
Pekka Halttunen
Juhani Heikkinen
Eila Heimonen
Mikko Heinsalmi
Eija Heiskanen
Kaarina Hilari
Christian Holmström
Pasi Honkala
Ville Huttunen
Jari Ikäheimo
Hanna Jokinen
Rauno Kähönen
Tuula Kanervaniitty
Tarja Kapaglou
Seija Karikko
Marju Karlsson
Pekka Käyhkö
Maria Knuuttila
Kari Koivunurmi
Tommi Kolehmainen
Kaarina Kollin
Laura Konttinen
Tero Korhonen
Per-Erik Krook
Ilkka Kujala
Jan Kuula
Harri Kuusikero
Hannu Kuuskoski
Veli Laakkonen
Erkki Lahti
Kari Lämsä
Elina Lehtisalmi
Mikko Lehtonen
Kaj Lostedt
Mirja Lostedt
Marko Louna
Eero Maasilta
Jorma Mäkelä
Ari Mäkinen
Niilo Malkki
Oiva Malviluoto
Satu Mettänen
Maija Miettinen
Mirja Mussaari
Ismo Mussaari
Paavo Nurminen
Eila Ojanen
Mira Palmqvist
Aaro Partanen
Markku Pätilä
Mauno Pensala
Kalle Penttilä
Virpi Pihkanen
Tapio Pihkanen
Teemu Raita
E. Rautiainen
Markku Reunanen
Irma Roininen
Vesa Ruuttunen
Juha Sääski
Alexei Safarov
Jukka Salmi
Taatu Salminen
Keijo Sandell
Lauri Sario
Martta Sartamo
Jokke Seppänen
Marja-Sirkka Seppänen
Christine Slioor
Else-Maj Ståhle
Antea Taavitsainen
Irma Talonpoika
Raija Telkki
Maija-Leena Tuori
Jukka Utriainen
Raija Uusikylä
Kai Vähälummukka
Pentti Väyrynen
Toni Vermilä
Kaarina Vesa
Eero Viikari
Eila Viikari
Else Viljanen
Toini Virta
Sirkka-Liisa Vuorinen
Carl-Johan Wainio
Anna-Louise Wardi
Toivo Wasenius
Patpatia Ashwani
Joni Wirama

Directed by
Aki Kaurismäki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aki Kaurismäki 

Produced by
Erkki Astala .... executive producer
Reinhard Brundig .... co-producer: Pandora Film
Klaus Heydemann .... assistant producer
Aki Kaurismäki .... producer
Fabienne Vonier .... co-producer: Pyramide Productions
Eila Werning .... co-producer: YLE TV1
 
Original Music by
Shelley Fisher 
 
Cinematography by
Timo Salminen 
 
Film Editing by
Aki Kaurismäki 
 
Production Design by
Markku Pätilä 
Jukka Salmi 
 
Costume Design by
Tuula Hilkamo 
 
Production Management
Raili Salmi .... post-production supervisor
Jaakko Talaskivi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erja Dammert .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jukka Jalkanen .... property master
Heikki Ukkonen .... property master
 
Sound Department
Tom Forsström .... sound mixer
Juuso Hirvikangas .... assistant sound recordist
Timo Linnasalo .... sound editor
Jouko Lumme .... sound editor
Jouko Lumme .... sound
Kimmo Taavila .... sound synchronisation
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Heikki Färm .... assistant camera
Marja-Leena Helin .... still photographer
Risto Laasonen .... lighting technician
Lauri Tommila .... lighting technician
Olavi Tuomi .... lighting technician
Olli Varja .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Minni Härkönen .... assistant costume designer (as Minna Härkönen)
 
Editorial Department
Tuija Kotamäki .... negative cutter
Timo Nousiainen .... color grader
 
Other crew
Haije Alanoja .... production secretary
Marja-Leena Helin .... script girl
Jan-Eric Nyström .... title designer
Paula Oinonen .... production assistant
Sinikka Usvamaa .... accountant (as Sinikka)
 
Thanks
Matti Pellonpää .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kauas pilvet karkaavat" - Finland (original title)
"Far Away the Clouds Escape" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dedicated to the memory of Matti Pellonpää (who was frequently cast by director Aki Kaurismäki) for whom the main role was originally intended. The child who can be seen in the photo is Pellonpää, a homage.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Sjöholm:When I was young I drunk many men under the table.See more »
Movie Connections:
References L'Atalante (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Myrskyn keskellä'See more »

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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
the film which enlightened me, 11 June 1999
Author: picaboo from Los Angeles. California

I saw Drifting Clouds at a film festival, and I was truly blown away by the intense and true-to-life emotions this movie portrayed. Formerly being a Hollywood-action film kind of a guy, seeing Drifting Clouds has made me more open to artistic and especially foreign films. Director Kaurismaki is in my opinion one of the best directors in the world.

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