VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

LAITAKAUPUNGIN VALOT

V' 06

LAITAKAUPUNGIN VALOT

LICHTER DER VORSTADT

Aki Kaurismäki
FIN/D/F, 2005
Fiction, 78min, OmdU

LAITAKAUPUNGIN VALOT

Aki Kaurismäki
FIN/D/F, 2005
Fiction, 78min, OmdU

Cast: 
Janne Hyytiäinen
Maria Heiskanen
Maria Järvenhelmi
Ilkka Koivula
Screenplay: 
Aki Kaurismäki
Sound: 
Jouko Lumme
Tero Malmberg
Camera: 
Timo Salminen
Editor: 
Aki Kaurismäki
Composer: 
Melrose
Decoration: 
Markku Pätilä
Costume: 
Outi Harjupatana

Production: 
Sputnik Oy Museokato 13a 00100 Helsinki, Finnland F 968 77 1010 sputnik@sputnik.fi
World Sales: 
The Match Factory Sudermanplatz 2 5670 Köln, Deutschland T 221 292 102 0 info@matchfactory.de
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3/3 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14 office@stadtkinowien.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

This is the final film in Kaurismäki's trilogy, which has dealt with issues such as unemployment in Drifting Clouds and homelessness in The Man Without a Past. In Lights in the Dusk, Koistinen, a solitary security guard, meets a femme fatale, Mirja. Unbeknownst to Koistinen, Mirja is everything but the quiet fair-haired beauty that she first appears to be; she is a con artist, who runs with the mob, and eventually uses Koistinen as the fall guy for a crime. In characteristic Kaurismäki style, the dialogue is punctuated with deadpan surreal humour. «Shall we get married?» And as in every Kaurismäki film, there is a glimmer of hope. (Katja Pantzar)