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4.0
854 Ratings

Ariel

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Finland, 1988
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

In Kaurismäki’s drolly existential crime drama, a coal miner attempts to leave behind a provincial life of inertia and economic despair, only to get into ever deeper trouble. Yet a minor-key romance with a hilariously dispassionate meter maid might provide a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

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Ariel Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1989

Toronto International Film Festival

1989

San Francisco International Film Festival

1990

The New York Film Festival

1989

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