The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »
A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a ... See full summary »
The narrative revolves around police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city's civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing backstory for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life. Written by
Palm Springs Internation Film Festival
How about four anarchist drummers performing street music illegally without permits from the proper authorities. The first event takes place in a hospital operating room where an obese man is awaiting surgery and whose body is used as a percussive device.
A bank is next up for these oddball artists. They don't rob it, but instead shred the money, utilizing the sound of the machines for effect.
The third movement, as it were, has the four with giant bulldozers in front of an opera house using the shovel portion thumping up and down on the asphalt of the parking lot as a rhythmic tune.
The final act is an ingenuous undertaking where the musicians are suspended from electrical power transmission lines using metal objects as bows mimicking the sound of a gigantic violin. Art of Noise is a very quirky comedy which I found to be funny and inventive at the same time.
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