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Aki Kaurismäki by Peter van Bagh

The vision of Aki Kaurismäki is always two-fold. Both time and places - Ariel was "dedicated to the memory of Finnish reality" - are dreamlike, dense cityscapes that Aki Kaurismäki manages to create in his films and that basically do not have an equivalent in "real life". This basic fact goes through all his films that can be roughly divided into three or four genres ...

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Biography

Aki Kaurismäki, born in 1957, grew up into "the age terrorized by the television", and has tried and managed to stick totally to the inseparable realities of the real world and the "deep screen" that only the 35 mm film - light against the electronic machinations, the beauty of artisan tradition against technological overkill - makes possible ...

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The Looser Trilogy: Lights in the Dusk

by Aki Kaurismäki

»Lights in the dusk« concludes the trilogy began by the »Drifting Clouds« and the »The Man Without a Past«. Where the trilogy's first film was about unemployment and the second about homelessness, the theme of »Lights in the dusk« is loneliness.