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Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)

The Cowboys are lured from Mexico to Coney Island by their former manager who disappeared at the end of Leningrad Cowboys Go America. He believes he is the reincarnation of Moses, sent to lead them back to the promised land - Siberia.

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Aki Kaurismäki

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Sakke Järvenpää (story), Aki Kaurismäki (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Twist-Twist Erkinharju ... Leningrad Cowboy
Ben Granfelt Ben Granfelt ... Leningrad Cowboy
Sakke Järvenpää ... Leningrad Cowboy
Jore Marjaranta ... Leningrad Cowboy
Ekke Niiva Ekke Niiva ... Leningrad Cowboy
Jyri Närvänen Jyri Närvänen ... Leningrad Cowboy (as Lyle Närvänen)
Pemo Ojala ... Leningrad Cowboy
Silu Seppälä ... Leningrad Cowboy
Mauri Sumén Mauri Sumén ... Leningrad Cowboy
Mato Valtonen ... Leningrad Cowboy
Matti Pellonpää ... Vladimir Kuzmin alias Moses
Kari Väänänen ... The Mute
André Wilms ... Lazar / Johnson / Elijah
Nicky Tesco ... American Cousin
Jacques Blanc Jacques Blanc ... Owner of Bingo Parlour
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The Cowboys are lured from Mexico to Coney Island by their former manager who disappeared at the end of Leningrad Cowboys Go America. He believes he is the reincarnation of Moses, sent to lead them back to the promised land - Siberia.

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Country:

Finland | Germany | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses See more »

Filming Locations:

Amiens, Somme, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Vladimir: What's happening here?
Leningrad Cowboys: No tequila. Save us, Moses.
Vladimir: Jesus saves, Moses invests. Back to the bus!
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Connections

Followed by Total Balalaika Show (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Moon
Written by Toivo Kärki (as Pedro de Punta), Reino Helismaa (as Orvokki Itä)
English lyrics by H. Tervaharju
Arranged by Mauri Sumén
Performed by Leningrad Cowboys
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A Bit of a Letdown
21 March 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The Cowboys are lured from Mexico to Coney Island by their former manager who disappeared at the end of Leningrad Cowboys Go America. He believes he is the reincarnation of Moses, sent to lead them back to the promised land - Siberia.

The first film is a cult classic, as it should be. The second one is not nearly as good. The quirkiness seems to be scaled back, and the songs are not as good overall 9though "Rivers of Babylon" is a nice touch). Fans of the first ought to see the second, but I hardly think anyone would argue this is the better film.

The religious aspects are interesting, though never fully developed. I suppose some more parallels to Moses could have been included. The line "Jesus saves, Moses invests" is a good catch phrase, but what does it all mean?


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