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A.k.a.
Fallen Leaves
Year
2023
Runtime
81 min.
Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
0
Checks
755
Favs
89
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
11.8% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
89:1
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  1. Scheffel's avatar

    Scheffel

    Fallen Leaves is basically the essence of everything that Kaurismäki is about. Two working class people falling in love, awkwardly. A dog. Lots of vodka and beer. Rock'n'roll and chanson. Men in open shirts and leather jackets. And of course, production design and wardrobe in claret red, teal blue and bottle green. To me that's the best kind of Kaurismäki that I can imagine. 5 months 4 weeks ago
  2. johannez1's avatar

    johannez1

    What a beautiful movie, melancholy, yet in the end still striking a somewhat hopeful tone. Kaurismäki's Finland looks and feels almost more like the 60s/70s than the modern day. You wouldn't think from watching this that the Finns are supposedly the happiest people in the world.

    And of course it's an American saying that the war in Ukraine is "wedged in". In Europe, the war is still very much a tangible reality, something ever present, as it is in this film as well. It's easier to forget about in California than it is here.

    Finland of course also borders the aggressor in said war. The war isn't something Kaurismäki wedged into the story out of nowhere, it is there because that is the state of the world, even Kaurismäki's slightly off-kilter one.
    3 months ago
  3. airi86ja's avatar

    airi86ja

    One of the most lovely films I've seen lately. Scandinavian, slow and so true! 1 month 1 week ago
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