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298 Ratings


Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Finland, 1999
Comedy, Drama, Romance


A farmer’s wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

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Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1999 | Honorable Mention: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Forum of New Cinema)

Amanda Awards (Norway)

1999 | Nominee: Best Nordic Feature Film

Critics reviews

When I heard that Aki Kaurismaki was making a silent black-and-white feature, I expected something arch and postmodernist. Yet in spite of a few flashes of mordant humor, some wonderfully spare sound effects, and a few minimalist lighting schemes that suggest 50s Hollywood, this 1999 film is a moving pastiche whose strength is its sincerity and authenticity.
January 01, 2000
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