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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Calamari Union

    Si l'idée de départ (et d'arrivée) de ce road-movie citadin renferme en gestation moult présupposés originaux et bienvenus, son traitement s'avère rapidement insipide et calamiteux, par son délibéré parti pris de besogneuse absurdité, d'opacité malhabile et de fastidieuse improvisation. Un travers récurrent souvent arrosé chez le cinéaste... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Calamari Union

    On a bewitching jazz score, a Helsinki crossing in gorgeous B&W. Icecold dry nonsense humor where all the gang members wear dark glasses, seduce blondes in a rocky voice & are named Frank. == Envoûtante musique de jazz pour 1 traversée de Helsinki en superbe N&B. Humour décapant, glacé & absurde, où tous les membres du gang portent des lunettes noires, séduisent des blondes d'une voix rocailleuse & s'appellent Frank.

  3. Superfrog's rating of the film Calamari Union

    Some very good cinematography but the plot structure while undeniably having some welcome surrealism does not work on me. What's the point? I'd rather have another Bunuel...

  4. fada19's rating of the film Calamari Union

    étrange et fascinant et toujours une bande son géniale

  5. Ludovic72's rating of the film Calamari Union

    Kaurismäki a vraiment un don pour l'humour froid et absurde, la lenteur calculée et la philosophie désenchantée. Les images très esthétiques et contrastées, ainsi que les musiques nostalgiques (du jazz, du vieux rock, du Tchaikovsky), renforcent encore l'ambiance à la fois drôle et triste de cette pseudo-épopée piétinante. Mais faute d'évoluer assez, l'intrigue se met franchement à tourner en rond (sauf à la fin)...

  6. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Calamari Union

  7. Balthaz21's rating of the film Calamari Union

  8. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Calamari Union

  9. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Calamari Union

    Un grupo de hombres (del mismo nombre) hacen retrato de una sociedad laboral masculina inconforme con su orden. Más que migración esto se planea a manera de conspiración, como si se tratase de un escape. Kaurismaki narra una historia llena de absurdos, un blanco y negro que en donde el noir se desvirtúa. Todo parece concluir que hay un fracaso. Salir del sistema tal parece ser imposible.

  10. ach's rating of the film Calamari Union

    doing movies to experiment. like he was in the cinema school. this makes me give them 2 stars not 1. He slowly got to The man without a past, which is a lot, for me till now his best

  11. Daniel's rating of the film Calamari Union

    Excelente y qué buena banda sonora.

  12. nrh's rating of the film Calamari Union

    a strange film - a place film about helsinki in the '80s, and a very sad movie about growing older, that time in your late twenties when financial choices become moral ones and you see your beloved friends making wrong turn after wrong turn. and it's funny, and never heavy, and matti pelonpaa has a great monologue about sardines. just trying to make good with what you have and not betraying the dream of youth.

  13. bleadof's rating of the film Calamari Union

    Man, what a movie. At this time I've only seen this movie once, but I imagine you can see it over and over again. It's full of awesome quotes and Finnish craziness. It's riddled with social observations and satire. I can imagine that Aki has heard or maybe even had all the conversations in this movie. Hmh, maybe I'll get to Eira someday too, but if I do, will I like it?

  14. Laura's rating of the film Calamari Union

    Amusing, but not entirely satisfying film. Still I liked this rather silly - I am lacking better word for it - vision from Aki Kaurismäki better than, for example, Hamlet Goes Business. Here the director/producer/writer's eccentric sense of humour dwells in the absurd and that I enjoyed.

  15. Alain Leun's rating of the film Calamari Union

    I'm not a regular smoker but when I watch this absurd masterpiece by the master i always prepare and buy myself a pack of cigarettes so that we can all smoke together on screen-off screen.

  16. Juurakkotukka's rating of the film Calamari Union

    http://youtu.be/_DJtCKn7Ot8

  17. Chasing Butterflies's rating of the film Calamari Union

    I Vitelloni made by Dreyer, said Jean Pierre Gorin (as retold by Peter von Bagh here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67zmJpUdxQY)

  18. Stevan Bjeletić's rating of the film Calamari Union