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610 Ratings

The Bohemian Life

La vie de bohème

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
France, Germany, 1992
Comedy, Drama


Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.

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The Bohemian Life Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1992 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize (Forum of New Cinema)

European Film Awards

1992 | 2 wins including: European Actor of the Year

1992 | 2 nominations including: European Film of the Year

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1993 | Winner: European Silver Ribbon

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