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Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)

Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 14 January 1994 (Finland)
Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of ... See full summary »

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Aki Kaurismäki
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kati Outinen ... Tatjana
Matti Pellonpää ... Reino
Kirsi Tykkyläinen Kirsi Tykkyläinen ... Klavdia
Mato Valtonen ... Valdemar 'Valto' Reiman
Elina Salo ... Hotel Receptionist
Irma Junnilainen Irma Junnilainen ... Valto's Mother
Veikko Lavi Veikko Lavi ... Vepe
Pertti Husu Pertti Husu ... Pepe
Viktor Vassel Viktor Vassel ... Bus Driver
Carl-Erik Calamnius Carl-Erik Calamnius ... Petrol Station Attendant
Atte Blom Atte Blom ... Barkeeper 1
Mauri Sumén Mauri Sumén ... Barkeeper 2
Anu Aalto Anu Aalto
Matti Ahjoniemi Matti Ahjoniemi
Riitta Ahjoniemi Riitta Ahjoniemi
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Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia and Estonian Tatiana - who are clearly interested in the two men, despite the language barrier. But what are the chances of getting a response from men who prefer staring at vodka bottles to talking? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The bar Reino and Valto are seen entering and the scene where they meet Tatjana and Klavdia for the first time was filmed near the city of Somero in Southwest Finland. The building is still standing and can be seen on Google Maps near the intersection of Helsingintie and Arimaantie roads. See more »

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Edited from Topralli (1966) See more »

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I've Been Unkind
Written and Arranged by Brown, Gibson, Johnson and Mallett
Performed by The Renegades
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Small and good
13 November 2014 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A very typical Kaurismaki film, very short (only an hour long) and in black and white. At first it seemed a bit slight to me, but as it neared the end it kind of clicked for me and I found it quite touching. Matti Pellonpää and Mato Valtonen star as two Finnish losers who meet up with a couple of female tourists from Estonia and Russia (Kirsi Tykkyläinen and Kati Outinen). Their bus has broken down, and they ask if the men would be willing to escort them to their ferry, which departs from the coast in a couple of days. The two women are clearly interested in romance, but the two men are alternately too thick-skulled and too shy to do anything about it. Man, Outinen is a fantastic actress. There's not much dialogue in the film, but she expresses so much with her face. Pellonpää and Valtonen aren't far behind her (no offense to Tykkyläinen, who is fine).


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14 January 1994 (Finland) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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