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Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Finnish director

Poster for the movie ""

Total Balalaika Show (1994)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Starring

A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (like "Sweet Home, Alabama") as well as more traditional Russian songs like the "Volga Boatman".

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The Other Side of Hope (2017)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Starring Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Tommi Korpela, Ville Virtanen

A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

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The Man Without a Past (2002)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Starring Juhani Niemelä, Kaija Pakarinen, Kati Outinen, Markku Peltola, Sakari Kuosmanen

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track.

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Poster for the movie "Shadows in Paradise"

Shadows in Paradise (1986)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Starring Esko Nikkari, Jukka-Pekka Palo, Kati Outinen, Kylli Köngäs, Mari Rantasila, Matti Pellonpää, Pekka Laiho, Sakari Kuosmanen, Svante Korkiakoski

An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more.

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Poster for the movie ""

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Starring Heikki Keskinen, Kari Laine, Kari Väänänen, Mato Valtonen, Matti Pellonpää, Mauri Sumén, Nicky Tesco, Olli Tuominen, Pekka Virtanen, Pimme Korhonen, Puka Oinonen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Sakke Järvenpää, Silu Seppälä

Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

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Poster for the movie ""

Le Havre (2011)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Starring André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen, Laïka, Quoc Dung Nguyen

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

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