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Aki Kaurismäki (born April 4, 1957) is a Finnish film director.

Aki Kaurismäki started his career as a co-director in the films of his elder brother Mika Kaurismäki. He gained worldwide fame by producing the movie Leningrad Cowboys Go America.

His movie The Man Without a Past won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 and was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category in 2003.

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Filmography

Short films

  • Rock'y IV, 1986 (8 min)
  • Through the Wire, 1987 (6 min)
  • Rich Little Bitch, 1987 (6 min)
  • L.A. Woman, 1987 (5 min)
  • Those Were The Days, 1991 (5 min)
  • These Boots, 1992 (5 min)
  • Välittäjä, 1996?

Documentaries

  • Saimaa-ilmiö (Saimaa Gesture), 1981
  • Total Balalaika Show, 1994

Fiction films

  • Rikos ja Rangaistus (Crime and Punishment), 1983
  • Calamari Union, 1985
  • Varjoja paratiisissa (Shadows in Paradise), 1986
  • Hamlet liikemaailmassa (Hamlet Goes Business), 1987
  • Ariel, 1988
  • Likaiset kädet (Les mains sales), 1989 (production for Finnish TV)
  • Leningrad Cowboys Go America, 1989
  • Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (The Match Factory Girl), 1990
  • I hired a contract Killer, 1990
  • Boheemielämää (La vie de bohème), 1992
  • Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatyana), 1994
  • Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, 1994
  • Kauas pilvet karkaavat (Drifting Clouds), 1996
  • Juha, 1999
  • Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past) (2002)
  • Dogs Have No Hell (a 10 minute episode in the collaborative film Ten Minutes Older - The Trumpet), 2002

External links

Siunattu teknologia! (http://www.sci.fi/~solaris/kauris/), comprehensive fan site of the films of Kaurismäki brothers.


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