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Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Kaurismäki

Highest Rated: 100% Drifting Clouds (1996)

Lowest Rated: 40% Juha (1999)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1957

Birthplace: Orimattila, Finland

Young, inventive director who began receiving international recognition in the late 1980s. Kaurismaki's output has ranged from wacky, comic-book style adventures ("Calamari Union" 1985, "Leningrad Cowboys Go America" 1989) to revisionist adaptations of literary classics ("Crime and Punishment" 1983, "Hamlet Goes Business" 1987"), and he has proved himself adept at combining gritty, noir-ish realism with sly, sardonic humor ("Ariel" 1988). Kaurismaki's minimalist style, prolific output and taste for wry melodrama have invited comparisons with filmmakers such as R.W. Fassbinder and Jim Jarmusch.

Photos

LIGHTS IN THE DUSK, (aka LAITAKAUPUNGIN VALOT), director Aki Kaurismaki (foreground), on set, 2006. ©Strand Releasing MAN WITHOUT A PAST, Kati Outinen, Aki Kaurismaki, Markku Peltola, 2002, (c) Sony Pictures Classics

Filmography

Movies

Credit
98% 59% Fallen Leaves Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$954.3K 2023
92% 75% The Other Side of Hope Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Production Design
$97.1K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsummer Night's Tango Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 50% Historic Centre Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2012
99% 75% Le Havre Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$195.3K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barzakh Producer - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bohemian Eyes Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Family Producer - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Foundry Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 2007
69% 72% Lights in the Dusk Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
$13.8K 2006
No Score Yet 82% Aaltra Le patron Aaltra (Character) - 2004
98% 90% The Man Without a Past Director,
Writer,
Producer
$921.5K 2002
86% 77% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Director - 2002
40% 62% Juha Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
$356 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kovat miehet Producer - 1999
100% 90% Drifting Clouds Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horsemen Cadillac Man (Character),
Producer
- 1994
No Score Yet 77% Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editing
- 1994
No Score Yet 76% Total Balalaika Show Director - 1994
No Score Yet 52% Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
- 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pater Noster Producer - 1993
No Score Yet 86% Bohemian Life Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1992
100% 86% The Match Factory Girl Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
- 1990
No Score Yet 87% I Hired a Contract Killer Director,
Writer,
Film Editing
- 1990
100% 85% Leningrad Cowboys Go America Director $9.8K 1989
No Score Yet 87% Ariel Director,
Producer
- 1988
No Score Yet 79% Hamlet Goes Business Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1987
No Score Yet 88% Shadows in Paradise Director,
Screenwriter
- 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocky VI Director,
Writer
- 1986
No Score Yet 82% Calamari Union Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
- 1985
No Score Yet 79% Crime and Punishment Director,
Writer
- 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Worthless Ville Alfa (Character),
Writer
- 1982