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LIGHTS IN THE DUSK

Finland / Germany / France, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

LIGHTS IN THE DUSK

“Brilliantly efficient storytelling.” - BBC Passive and isolated, our hero Koistinen is a night watchman, an outcast rejected by the other security guards and snubbed by strangers at the local bar. When the attractive and unforgiving Mirja takes an interest in him, he falls for her, unaware that he's being set up by her gangster boyfriend to take the fall in a well-planned diamond heist. Poignant, bittersweet and surprisingly light, Koistinen remains steadfast as he is slowly robbed of his job, his home and his freedom. In the conclusion of his loser trilogy - which previously dealt with themes of unemployment in Drifting Clouds and homelessness in The Man Without a Past - Kaurismäki fills the roles of director, writer and producer.

D/P/S Aki Kaurismäki L Finnish w/English subtitles WS The Match Factory TD 35mm/2006/78mins

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