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8.1
/10
985 Ratings

Drifting Clouds

Kauas pilvet karkaavat

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Finland, Germany, 1996
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Tram driver Lauri loses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a head waitress is closed. Too proud to receive money from the social welfare system, they strive to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and clumsy, one disaster following another.

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Drifting Clouds Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Critics reviews

Kaurismaki has said that Drifting Clouds is bound at one end by the grief of The Bicycle Thief and at the other by the joy of It’s a Wonderful Life, with “the Finnish reality” somewhere in between. It’s another way of outlining the difficult synthesis produced by Finnish tangos and enormous quantities of vodka, endless summer days and endless winter nights.
July 10, 1998
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