Films By Aki Kaurismaki

"Plays like an Ealing comedy on downers." – Time Out London ... A middle-aged London civil servant loses his job. Depressed, he contemplates suicide; but, lacking the will to go through with it, hires a hit man to do the job for him. On the night of his planned assassination, he meets a woman in a bar and falls in love. Now, he must find a way to cancel the contract. ... A moving and often hilario... Read more
"A continual pleasure, seamlessly blending morose and merry notes with a deftness that's up there with Kaurismäki's best comic work." - Variety ... In his second French-language film, Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki (Lights in the Dusk, MIFF 2007) once again taps into a vein of tender, optimistic comedy. ... A bohemian writer-turned-shoe-shiner in the French port town of Le Havre takes an illegal im... Read more
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