Leningrad Cowboys meet MosesLeningrad Cowboys meet Moses

by Aki Kaurismäki

Leningrad Cowboys meet Moses

Synopsis

After years of fame and misfortune in Mexico, the members of the worst rock’n’roll band in the world set off back home, to their native village in Siberia. They are guided by Vladimir, their former manager, who now calls himself Moses. The journey over the ocean and across the European continent is hard and full of dangers. The people murmur against Moses and doubt his motives. They are continuously tormented by the lack of money, fuel, food and beverages. On top of this they are persecuted by a certain member of the American intelligence agency who is hunting for the lost nose of the Statue of Liberty.

This film automatically brings up only two points of comparison: John Huston’s »The Bible« and Robert Bresson’s »Le Proces de Jeanne d’Arc«. Not to mention countless pearls of festivals of the worst films in the world.

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

Leningrad Cowboys
Matti Pellonpää
Kari Väänänen
André Wilms

Crew

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

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / Colour / Dolby Stereo
Length: 93 Min.
Original Version: English

Leningrad Cowboys meet Moses
Leningrad Cowboys meet Moses

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