10 Essential Movies of Aki Kaurismaki

Owner of a very extensive filmography, the Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki stands out for his films that approach the caste called loser of the social scope. The director’s films are always based on an abnormal rhythm of comedy, exploring the melancholic side of his characters in a unique way, and constructing his plots with a relatively short duration. We’ve listed the top ten works of the filmmaker’s career for you to watch.

 

10º – Le Havre (Aki Kaurismäki, 2011)After finding an African boy wandering aimlessly through the streets, a bitter old gentleman decides to take the boy home. Somewhat different from the rest of the director’s filmography, ‘Le Havre’ works on building stigmata in a traditional society. Here we will see how the human being ends up being constituted with much more elements than those that the society usually sees.

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9º – Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (Aki Kaurismäki, 1994)Here we will have all the most traditional elements of the cinema of Aki Kaurismaki present in the work. Strangeness, the fascination with the losing side of society, and the passions arising between time-oppressed beings are just a few of the concepts in this film.

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