Poster for the movie "The Match Factory Girl"
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The Match Factory Girl

Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Country
 Finland Sweden
Actors
Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Silu Seppälä, Reijo Taipale, Marja Packalén, Richard Reitinger, Kurt Siilas, Ismo Keinänen, Klaus Heydemann, Vesa Vierikko
Overview
Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing her new red dress at a local dance, she ends up going home with Aarne (Vesa Vierikko), whom she mistakenly believes is her new boyfriend. When she discovers that she's pregnant, years of pent-up rage explode in a shocking outburst.
Release Date
12 January 1990
Original Title
Tulitikkutehtaan Tyttö
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Runtime
1 h 06 min
Languages
suomi
Production
Svenska Filminstitutet, Villealfa Filmproduction Oy, Finnkino Oy, Esselte Video
Producer
Aki Kaurismäki, Klas Olofsson, Katinka Faragó
Author
Writer
Director of Photography
Timo Salminen
Original Music Composer

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.