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Lipton Cockton in the Shadows of Sodoma (1995)

The 21st-century tale centers on taciturn detective Lipton Cockton as he looks into a series of murders involving exploding victims.

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Jari Halonen
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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 »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorma Tommila ... Lipton Cockton, formerly known as Launo Käkkyrä
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ... She-Detective
Hannu Huuska Hannu Huuska ... Edgar Hampton
Outi Mäenpää ... Dazzle Dent
Rauno Juvonen ... Prostitute
Iris-Lilja Lassila Iris-Lilja Lassila ... Mother
Chelaf Abdeslam Chelaf Abdeslam ... (as Abdeslam Chellaf)
Jari Halonen Jari Halonen ... Brand Marlon
Riitta Pasanen Riitta Pasanen ... Eartha
Pentti Korhonen Pentti Korhonen ... George
Jouni Nikkanen Jouni Nikkanen ... Aerobic man
Inkvar Jaska Inkvar Jaska ... Young Lipton
Esko Hukkanen Esko Hukkanen ... Bird Owner at Bar
Ulla Koivuranta Ulla Koivuranta ... Irma
Raimo Linden Raimo Linden ... Adolf Kekäläinen
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The 21st-century tale centers on taciturn detective Lipton Cockton as he looks into a series of murders involving exploding victims. The main clue in the case is the white halter dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the subway vent scene in The Seven Year Itch. This clue directs Cockton to the highest levels of the super company LTD Prods. But though Cockton tries and tries, he cannot get there and ends up himself blown to smithereens. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Lipton Cockton See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Being lost in cyberpunk city
16 November 2002 | by johannesliljaSee all my reviews

Jari Halonen is perhaps most personal Finnish filmmaker. His second movie takes place in future Vladivostok, where people try to survive after worldwide catastrophe.

Main character is Lipton Cockton, as surface typical cyberpunk-detective in his worn-out coat. But as person, he's combination of Harrison Ford from Blade Runner and Tim Curry from Rocky Horror Picture Show. With his combat cock he is sent to solve the series of mysterious murders.

Film is visually very stylish, something you would imagine the world after destruction would seem. You should also remember, that Halonen had very limited budget when filming this, as Finnish filmmakers always have. Zero budget has always been good test for director; you really have to use your imagination instead of money - and in that Halonen succeeds perfectly.

As story, Lipton Cockton is very symbolic. I think, Halonen is trying to say something about sexuality and manhood, but all this is done very unsure way. It seems like Halonen is afraid to do something really bold... Now there is lot of lost potential. And that's always sad.


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