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Aki Kaurismäki is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Sound Finlandais born on 4 april 1957 at Orimattila (Finlande)

Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Kaurismäki
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Birth name Aki Olavi Kaurismäki
Nationality Finlande
Birth 4 april 1957 (61 years) at Orimattila (Finlande)
Awards Legion of Honour

Aki Olavi Kaurismäki ([ˈɑki ˈkɑurismæki]; born 4 April 1957) is a Finnish screenwriter and film director.

Biography

Aki Kaurismäki nait à Orimattila et passe sa jeunesse dans différentes communes comme Toijala ou Kouvola où il est membre actif des ciné clubs.

Aki Kaurismäki prépare son baccalauréat au lycée de Kankaanpää et l'obtient en 1973.

À la fin des années 1970, il étudie le jounalisme pendant trois ans à l'université de Tampere. Selon ses propres mots, Aki Kaurismäki « regrette de ne pas avoir passé ces trois années dans une école professionnelle, le métier de menuisier ou d'électricien aurait eu au moins une utilité ».

Pendant sa période à Tampere, Aki Kaurismäki s'investit beaucoup dans le cinéma.
Entre autres, il est membre du ciné club Monroe, il participe à l'organisation du Festival du film de Tampere, il est critique de films et autres sujets culturels pour la revue Aviisi des étudiants de Tampere.
Au tout début, Aki souhaitait devenir écrivain mais il finira accro au cinéma.

Best films

Le Havre (2011)
(Director)
The Man Without a Past (2002)
(Director)

Usually with

Timo Salminen
Timo Salminen
(19 films)
Kati Outinen
Kati Outinen
(11 films)
Mato Valtonen
Mato Valtonen
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Aki Kaurismäki (30 films)

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Actor

True Crimes, 1h32
Directed by Alexandros Avranas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Kati Outinen, Agata Kulesza, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Rating47% 2.351142.351142.351142.351142.35114
Tadek, un policier polonais, enquête sur le meurtre d'un homme d'affaires non résolu. Il découvre que son assassinat est semblable à celui décrit dans un roman de l'écrivain Krystov Koslow. Obsédé par ce crime, Tadek rencontre la petite amie de ce dernier, Kasia, qui est une travailleuse du sexe qui va le faire plonger dans un monde souterrain pervers, où règnent la corruption et le sexe.
Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, 1h32
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Actors Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, André Wilms, Mato Valtonen, Aki Kaurismäki
Rating57% 2.8529752.8529752.8529752.8529752.852975
Picking up where Leningrad Cowboys Go America left off, the band has settled in Mexico after charting a top ten hit there. However, many band members become alcoholics spending most of their day drinking tequila. Before long, more than half of the band members have died from excessive drinking. The surviving members have, in the mean time, become naturalized Mexicans, complete with mustaches, Mexican wardrobe but with their pompadours still intact.
I Hired a Contract Killer, 1h20
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, Serge Reggiani, Trevor Bowen, Aki Kaurismäki
Roles Man Selling Dark Glasses (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.646663.646663.646663.646663.64666
Henri Boulanger (Léaud), a French man living in London, is laid-off from his job after fifteen years of service. He tries to commit suicide but because he continuously fails, decides to hire a hitman (Kenneth Colley) to finish the job. After making the contract he meets Margaret (Margi Clarke) and finds new meaning to life, however, he is unable to call off the hitman.
Shadows in Paradise, 1h14
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Matti Pellonpää, Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Esko Nikkari, Mato Valtonen, Aki Kaurismäki
Rating75% 3.79523.79523.79523.79523.7952
Nikander est éboueur. Il tombe amoureux d'Ilona, employée de supermarché. Ilona qui va se faire licencier vole la caisse du supermarché et ne sait trop qu'en faire. Afin d'éviter les ennuis, Nikander va la replacer discrètement à sa place. La liaison entre Nikander et Ilona est difficile : ils se séparent. Mais Nikander aime Ilona et il part à sa reconquête.
Calamari Union, 1h22
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Comedy
Actors Sakari Kuosmanen, Matti Pellonpää, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Markku Toikka, Mato Valtonen, Kari Väänänen
Roles Hearse Driver (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.595953.595953.595953.595953.59595
Calamari Union tells the story of sixteen men, all called Frank (inspired by Frank Armoton) apart from one man called Pekka. Collectively the Franks and Pekka are unhappy with life in Kallio, a working-class district of Helsinki, and decide to move to Eira, an upper-class district, imagining it to be unspoiled. In fact the two districts are not very far apart, but the journey across the city takes on epic proportions, as each of the men falls by the wayside through marriage, work or death.

Director

L'Autre Côté de l'espoir, 1h40
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Sakari Kuosmanen, Ilkka Koivula, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Thomas "Dome" Karukoski, Maria Järvenhelmi
Rating71% 3.597783.597783.597783.597783.59778
Dans la ville d'Helsinki, Khaled, un réfugié syrien qui, dans les bombardements d'Alep, a presque tout perdu, maison et famille, rencontre Wikström, un représentant de commerce qui vient de racheter un restaurant après avoir quitté sa femme alcoolique.
Le Havre
Le Havre (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Elina Salo, Évelyne Didi
Rating71% 3.5982653.5982653.5982653.5982653.598265
Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel's path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa. Marcel and friendly neighbors and other townspeople help to hide him from the police. The police inspector may, or may not, be hot on their heels.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Rating68% 3.4008153.4008153.4008153.4008153.400815
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
Lights in the Dusk, 1h18
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about dogs, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Ilkka Koivula, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Antti Reini
Rating68% 3.448383.448383.448383.448383.44838
Koistinen (Janne Hyytiäinen) is a lonely nightwatchman tasked with guarding a shopping mall. He attempts to socialize, but is treated coldly by his manager and subjected to mocking by his colleagues. While he is drinking alone in a bar, he catches the eye of some criminals headed by Lindholm (Ilkka Koivula) who learn of his occupation. Koistinen's only human contact is the grill vendor Aila (Maria Heiskanen) to whom he outlines his plans of starting his own company.
The Man Without a Past, 1h37
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, La précarité, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Anneli Sauli, Elina Salo, Outi Mäenpää
Rating76% 3.8483053.8483053.8483053.8483053.848305
The film begins with an unnamed man arriving by train to Helsinki. After falling asleep in Kaisaniemi Park, he is mugged and beaten by hoodlums and is severely injured in the head, losing consciousness. He awakes and wanders back to the train station and collapses in its bathroom. He awakes the second time in a hospital and finds that he has lost his memory. He starts his life from scratch, living in container dwellings, finding clothes with help from the Salvation Army and making friends with the poor.