Tuesday
13
Dec
7:00pm
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Tue
13
Dec
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Tuesday, 13 December 2005 at 7:00pm
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Although they probably don't know it, novelist and radio writer Peter Tinniswood and Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki are soulmates. Tinniswood's Uncle Mort would be perfectly at home in a Kaurismäki film, delighting in the drab Finnish landscapes and the dreariness of daily life. Set in the early 1960s, this road movie is a brilliant study of sexual and cultural unease expressed almost exclusively in pregnant pauses and meaningful gestures, as a pair of morose music-loving Finns give a couple of Russian women a lift, against a soundtrack of suitably miserable rhythm-and-blues music. Kaurismäki regulars Kati Outinen and the late Matti Pellonpaa give what amount to masterclasses in comic understatement. Short, sharp and hilarious.



Director:

 
Aki Kaurismaki
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