Directed by : Aki KAURISMAKI
Year of production : 2005 Country : FINLAND, GERMANY, FRANCE Length : 80 minutes
Like Chaplin’s little tramp the protagonist, a man named Koistinen, searches the hard world for a small crack to crawl in through, but both his fellow beings and the faceless apparatus of the society see it their business to crush his modest hopes, one after another.
Criminal elements exploit his longing for love and his position as a night watchman in a robbery they pull off, leaving Koistinen to face the consequences. This is done with the help of the most callous woman in the history of cinema since Joseph. L Mankiewicz’s "All About Eve" (1950). Thus Koistinen is deprived of his job, his freedom, and his dreams.
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