The main characters try to live in this world and at the same time preserve their self-respect. What they want, and cannot achieve, is freedom. —BFI Film & TV Database. –BFI
Mika Juhani Kaurismäki (born 21 September 1955 in Orimattila, Finland) is a Finnish film director.
He is the elder brother of Aki Kaurismäki, and the father of Maria Kaurismäki who graduated from Tampere School of Art and Media in 2008 with her movie Sideline.
Mika Kaurismäki has lived in Brazil since approximately 1992 and has made several Brazilian-themed films, including Amazon, Tigrero, Sambólico, Rytmi, and Moro no Brasil. His film Brasileirinho is a 2005 musical documentary about traditional Brazilian choro music. —Wikipedia