Aki Kaurismaki - Drifting Clouds / Take Care of Your Scarf Tatjana / Juha DVD

Aki Kaurismaki - Drifting Clouds / Take Care of Your Scarf Tatjana / Juha DVD
The deadpan wit of Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki has made him a cult sensation. This collector's edition features digitally remastered presentation of three of his most acclaimed features.

Drifting Clouds: Among Kaurismaki's finest films, 'Drifting Clouds' follows the dwindling fortunes of restaurant hostess Ilona and her tram driver husband Lauri, who find themselves unemployed at the same time. Embarking on an unforgiving search for work in a recession-hit Helsinki, Kaurismaki's comic masterpiece transforms the pair's plight into a hugely affecting story of hope and survival.

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana: This droll tale of longing and awkward romance follows two misfits - a coffee addict and a vodka-soaked mechanic - as they hit the road in their Soviet built Volga. Along the way they manage to pick up two women, the Estonian Tatjana (Kati Outinen) and the buxom Russian Klavdia, despite sharing no common language and being completely clueless as to what to do with them next. Set to a thumping rock and roll soundtrack, this beautifully observed and comically understated gem is classic Kaurismaki.

Juha: Kaurismaki brings his trademark wistfulness, irony and absurdist humour to the conventions of the silent film, utilising beautiful black and white photography, inter-titles and a lush, melodrama score. Following the fortunes of Juha, an earnest farm worker whose wife is seduced away from him by a city slicker, the film is both a tribute to and a parody of the genre, delightfully peppered with references to Kaurismaki's cinematic heroes.
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
AudioFinnish Dolby Digital 2.0, Finnish Dolby Digital 5.1
Case TypeBoxset Amaray Slim
CastKati Outinen, Matti Pellonpaa, Kirsi Tykkylainen, Kari Vaananen, Elina Salo, Sakari Kuosmanen, Andre Wilms
ColourBlack & White
DirectorAki Kaurismaki
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
RegionDVD 2
Run Time229

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Tags: 1990s, Director Boxset, Finnish