The Looser Trilogy: Drifting CloudsThe Looser Trilogy: Drifting Clouds

by Aki Kaurismäki

The Looser Trilogy: Drifting Clouds

Synopsis

»Drifting Clouds« is a film about unemployment with a happy ending.

Ilona loses her job at the restaurant “Dubrovnik”, the best restaurant in town (right after the war it was anyway). Lauri, her husband, draws the lowest card when four out of eight tramway-drivers have to be fired. They see no reason to worry, after all they are both well under fifty. A few months later Melartin, the former porter of the Dubrovnik, proposes Ilona that they should open their own restaurant. Since they cannot prove to the bank that they do not really need a loan their request is turned down. Ilona empties her savings account and Lauri takes the money to the casino to multiply it. You will laugh a lot. »Drifting Clouds« is dedicated to Matti Pellonpää.

Director

Aki Kaurismäki, writer, director, editor and producer. Born in Finland 4.4.1957, but...

Films as a director:

1981
»The Saimaa Gesture«
(Co-Dir. with Mika Kaurismäki)

1983
»Crime And Punishment«

1985
»Calamari Union«

1986
»Shadows In Paradise«
»Rocky VI« (Short)

1987
»Hamlet Goes Business«
»Thru The Wire« (Short)
»L.A.Woman« (Short)
»Rich Little Bitch« (Short)

1988
»Ariel«

1989
»Leningrad Cowboys Go America«
»Dirty Hands« (TV Film)

1990
»The Match Factory Girl«
»I Hired A Contract Killer«

1991
»Those Were The Days« (Short)
»These Boots« (Short)

1992
»La Vie De Boheme«

1993
»Total Balalaika Show - Helsinki Concert« (Documentary)

1994
»Take Care Of Your Scarf - Tatjana«
»Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses«

1996
»Drifting Clouds«

1998
»Juha«

2002
»The Man Without A Past«, »Dogs Have No Hell« (Short)

2004
»Bico« (Short)

2006
»Lights In The Dusk«

Cast

Kati Outinen
Kari Väänänen
Elina Salo
Sakari Kuosmanen

Crew

Producer: Aki Kaurismäki
Script: Aki Kaurismäki
Camera: Timo Salminen
Sound: Jouko Lumme
Editing: Aki Kaurismäki
A production of Sputnik Oy

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / colour / Dolby Stereo
Length: 96 min.
Original version: Finnish

The Looser Trilogy: Drifting Clouds
The Looser Trilogy: Drifting Clouds

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