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Kauas pilvet karkaavat (1996)

The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ilona Koponen
... Lauri Koponen
... Rouva Sjöholm (Mrs. Sjöholm)
... Melartin
... Lajunen
Matti Onnismaa ... Forsström
... Lapsi valokuvassa (Child in the Photograph)
Pietari ... Pietari
... 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)
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Tram driver Lauri loses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a head waitress is closed. Too proud to receive money from the social welfare system, they strive to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and clumsy, one disaster is followed by the next. Written by Frank Wallner <wallnerf@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

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10 July 1998 (USA)  »

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FIM 5,562,154 (estimated)
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In the protagonists' new restaurant venture at the end, when at first no one will come in, finally, the first customer, then second as a his later arriving companion - both are significant real life luminaries of Finnish film: Atte Blom and Peter von Bagh, respectively. See more »

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Man of Olympia: [after Lauri has recovered from beating] You start distantly reminding a human being.
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La feria
Music and arrangement by Antero Jakoila
Performed by Ensemble Antero Jakoila
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Touching, melancholic film
22 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

The movie has a feeling of sinking ship. Yes, you heard right. The setbacks which haunts the maincharacters are so cruel that only real life can do something like this to people. I happen to live quite close to places where this has made, and friend of mine wondered how Kaurismaki had found such a ruined places from Helsinki! This looks like some dirty streets in NY! The actors and actresses are magnificent. And the music has it's melancholic feeling of autumn as ever. Yes, definably this is something you should see.


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