Shadows in Paradise

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Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Director of Photography: Timo Salminen


The Match Factory Girl, Aki Kaurismäki 1990

"Maybe my films are not masterpieces, but they are documents of their time. That’s enough for me. Masterpieces I can’t do - even though I try."

Aki Kaurismäki (1957-)

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La vie de bohème [The Bohemian Life] (1992) - Aki Kaurismäki


Varjoja paratiisissa [Shadows in Paradise] (1986) - Aki Kaurismäki

An additional sadness hangs over the proceedings because [Drifting Clouds] was originally conceived for actor Matti Pellonpää, a Kaurismäki regular who essentially drank himself to death before the film went into production. The film is dedicated to his memory, and as a more private memorial a childhood photograph of him appears, presented as a photo of Ilona and Lauri’s deceased son. [x]

For many years, Ms. Outinen’s regular partner in Mr. Kaurismäki’s films was a slight, downcast performer named Matti Pellonpää, who died in 1995. “His characters were always our common alter egos,” said Mr. Kaurismäki. “So we created that kind of loser, sad dog character together. And my speed of making films has certainly slowed down, partly because he is not around, and partly because I am getting old, which means tired.” [x]

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Oh, how could you
Turn all my sweet dreams into idle fancies?
My eyes beheld the cold cruel land,
My love’s flower died;
Frost killed my faith.
When you give everything only to find disappointment,
The burden of memories becomes too hard to bear.
The flower of love won’t be shining now,
Your cold eyes and chilly smile have put it out.

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The Man Without a Past ( Aki Kaurismäki, 2002)

La Vie de Bohème (1992) Dir. Aki Kaurismäki

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