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Synopsis

Aki Kaurismäki brings his trademark wistfulness, irony and absurdist humour to the conventions of the silent film, utilising beautiful black and white photography, inter-titles and a lush, melodramatic score. Following the fortunes of Juha, an earnest farm worker whose wife is seduced away from him by a city slicker, the film is both a tribute to and a parody of the genre, delightfully peppered with references to the director’s cinematic heroes.

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Aki Kaurismäki

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART351-3DVD

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Out now on DVD

Also part of The Aki Kaurismäki Collection Vol. 2

CERTIFICATE: 12

DIRECTOR: Aki Kaurismäki

LANGUAGES: Finnish

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