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Regissert av Aki Kaurismäki
Finland, 1988
Komedie, 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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Ariel Regissert av Aki Kaurismäki

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  • PolarisDiB's rating of the film Ariel

    There's more action in the first five minutes of this than most of Kaurismaki's movies put together! There are explosions, a-and guns, and knives, and all sorts of crap! Anyway, droll comedy about a detached couple that come together and decide, after the man goes to prison, to break free of their proletariat life and go to Mexico--in mostly typical deadpan Kaurismaki style. A great soundtrack, of course.

  • Law's rating of the film Ariel

    Ariel is another black comedy from Kaurismaki as part of his depressing Proleteriat Trilogy. Kaurismaki and Jarmusch have time and time again delivered solid dry-humour-stricken films for misers like me. Ariel is one of them. Part-noir, part-black-comedy, the film is interesting, gripping and simultaneously very funny (and well-shot).

  • Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film Ariel

    Irreducible, chain smokers, little talkative, hard boiled Aki heroes wear Ray Ban at night & drive Thunderbirds convertibles in the Finnish snow. And grab Finnish women who don't look cold +++ Irréductibles, fumeurs à la chaîne, avares de paroles, durs au mal, les mâles de Aki portent des Ray Ban la nuit nordique en conduisant de belles Américaines dans la neige. Et tombent des Finnoises qui n'ont pas froid aux yeux.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Ariel

    Dry humor can take time to get used to. This is super-dry. It's a bit of a no-complain, no-explain world, because you're trying to say as little as humanly possible. In this world you also make quick decisions, because thinking might involve some type of inner dialogue, and we don't do that here.

  • Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film Ariel

    Didn't know Nick Cave could speak finnish.

  • Joey's rating of the film Ariel

    This movie is so abrupt and bleak and humorous. It's like...if Bresson and Melville had a baby, and that baby was Finnish...and had a sense of humor... ...this isn't much of a review...

  • Adam GR's rating of the film Ariel

    There should be an Aki Kaurismäki channel to marathon on Saturday mornings. I like how he tells stories in expedient, harmless vignettes. The visceral experience is always off-screen or stunted by a beat. Results in a sense of humor that piques my curiosity about proletariat life in Finland. The kid is awesome.

  • Renton47's rating of the film Ariel

    If I hadn't noticed Ariel as a homage to noir, High Sierra appearing on TV tipped the hat at approximately the point the film leans from social realism to something more consciously genre. What makes it great is the way the social mechanisms already depict a trapping where decisions don't even factor into the equation. The rock n roll swagger gives it an ironic detachment that will make it for some. 3.5

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