Down and out in Helsinki and Tokyo: Aki Kaurismaki and Akira Kurosawa's humanist tales

Document author(s):
Marc Saint-Cyr
Document source:
Senses of cinema
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Aki Kaurismäki and Akira Kurosawa
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Film country(ies):
Finland, France, Germany, Japan, and Sweden
Film language(s):
Finnish and Japanese
Film production company:
Bavaria Atelier GmbH, Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH, Pyramide International, Sputnik Oy, Svenska Filminstitutet, Toho Kabushiki Kaisha, and Villealfa Filmproductions Oy
Film genre(s):
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Feature, Music, Romance, and Thriller
Film subject(s):
  • Amnesia -- Drama
  • Assault and battery -- Drama
  • City and town life -- Finland -- Helsinki -- Drama
  • Dysfunctional families -- Finland -- Drama
  • Helsinki -- Social conditions -- Drama
  • Japan -- Economic conditions -- Drama
  • Man-woman relationships -- Finland -- Drama
  • Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama
  • Memory disorders -- Drama
  • Poor -- Japan -- Drama
  • Restaurants -- Finland -- Helsinki -- Drama
  • Revenge -- Drama
  • Slums -- Japan -- Social life and customs -- Drama
  • Squatter settlements -- Japan -- Drama
  • Unemployed -- Finland -- Helsinki -- Drama
  • Working class -- Japan -- Drama
  • Working class women -- Finland -- Drama

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