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876 Ratings


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


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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