Zombies Paradise is a 2006 cover album by the Leningrad Cowboys. The Leningrad Cowboys: Tipe Johnson – vocals Sakke Järvenpää – vocals Jay Kortehisto – Trombone, vocals Marzi Nyman – Guitar, vocals Pemo Ojala – trumpet, vocals Petri Puolitaival – Tenor sax, vocals Mauri Sumén – keyboards, vocals Timo Tolonen – Bass, vocals Tume Uusitalo – Guitar, vocals Varre Vartiainen – guitar, vocalsAdditional musicians: Johanna Försti – backing vocals on tracks 1,3,4,7-9,11 Marika Tuhkala – backing vocals on tracks 1,3,7-9,11 LoLife – rap and additional programming on track 5 Aake Kalliala – laughter on track 12Additional choir arrangements on tracks 1,3,11 by Mauri Sumén. Performed by Controes Minores conducted by Hannu Norjanen CD Leningrad Cowboys Ltd/ LCPROMO "Der Lachende Vagabund" "Pretty Fly" "Kashmir" CD Sony BMG/82876842532"You're My Heart, You're My Soul" - 3:31 "Happy Together" - 2:55 "Happy Together" - 2:49 Feat, The Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble Zombies Paradise. Leningrad Cowboys. BMG Music Entertainment.
2006. 82876833792. Zombies Paradise at Discogs
The Man Without a Past
The Man Without a Past is a 2002 Finnish comedy-drama film produced and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. Starring Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen and Juhani Niemelä, it is the second installment in Kaurismäki's Finland trilogy, the other two films being Drifting Clouds and Lights in the Dusk; the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002 and won the Grand Prix at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. The film begins with an unnamed man arriving by train to Helsinki. After falling asleep in Kaisaniemi Park, he is mugged and beaten by hoodlums and is injured in the head, losing consciousness, he wanders back to the train station and collapses in its bathroom. He finds that he has lost his memory, he starts his life from scratch, living in container dwellings, finding clothes with help from the Salvation Army and making friends with the poor. Markku Peltola as M Kati Outinen as Irma Juhani Niemelä as Nieminen Kaija Pakarinen as Kaisa Nieminen Sakari Kuosmanen as Anttila Annikki Tähti as Manager of Flea Market Anneli Sauli as Bar Owner Elina Salo as Dock Clerk Outi Mäenpää as Bank Clerk Esko Nikkari as Bank Robber Pertti Sveholm as Police Detective Matti Wuori as himself Aino Seppo as Ex-wife Janne Hyytiäinen as Ovaskainen Antti Reini as Electrician The Man Without a Past was co-produced by the Finnish companies Sputnik and YLE, the German companies Bavaria Film Studios and Pandora Filmproduktion and the French company Pyramide Productions.
The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 98%, based on 95 critics, with an average rating of 8/10; the site's critical consensus reads, "Kaurismäki delivers another droll comedy full of his trademark humor." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 84 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Roger Ebert awarded the film three-and-a-half stars out of 4, saying he "felt a deep but indefinable contentment". Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter said, it is the work of an artist in control of his art." Barbara Scharres of the Chicago Reader said that Kaurismäki "perfects his trademark formula of deadpan humor and arctic circle pathos in this brilliantly ironic 2002 comedy." The Man Without a Past on IMDb The Man Without a Past at AllMovie The Man Without a Past at Box Office Mojo The Man Without a Past at the British Board of Film Classification The Man Without a Past at the British Film Institute The Man Without a Past at Elonet The Man Without a Past at Metacritic The Man Without a Past at Rotten Tomatoes The Man Without a Past at the Swedish Film Institute Database
Pearls and Pigs
Helmiä ja sikoja is a 2003 Finnish comedy film directed and written by Perttu Leppä, starring Mikko Leppilampi and Laura Birn. When the Hirvonen brother's bootlegging father ends up in jail, his sons need money to pay his debts to local crooks; the brothers get a new family member when their stepsister, moves in with them. Soon they find out Saara has an outstanding singing voice and the boys come up with an idea to send her to a child star contest. To train the girl a former child star, a current pub rose, is employed. Mikko Leppilampi – Läde Laura Birn – Laura Amanda Pilke – Saara Unto Helo – Timo Timo Lavikainen – Ruho Konsta Hiekkanen – Poju Pekka Valkeejärvi – Ukko Outi Mäenpää – Saaran mutsi Antti Reini – Lauran miesystävä Antti Virmavirta – Sika Tomi Salmela – Limppu Sakari Kuosmanen – Lehikoinen Matti Onnismaa – Mutsin miesystävä Risto Salmi – Alkon myyjä Marko Tiusanen – Ulosottomies Pearls and Pigs on IMDb
Markku Juhani ”Mato” Valtonen is a Finnish actor and entrepreneur. Valtonen has been a member of the Finnish band Sleepy Sleepers since 1975 and the Leningrad Cowboys since 1989, he was the CEO of WAPit telecommunications company from its inception in 1998 until it declared bankruptcy in 2001. As an actor, Valtonen is best known for starring in Aki Kaurismäki's films starting with 1985's Calamari Union. In fact, all of Valtonen's film roles have been in films directed and produced either by Kaurismäki or his older brother Mika. In addition to acting in them, Valtonen wrote the storylines for Leningrad Cowboys Go America and Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses. Calamari Union Leningrad Cowboys Go America Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses Drifting Clouds L. A. Without a Map Mato Valtonen on IMDb
Merry Christmas (Leningrad Cowboys album)
Merry Christmas is a 2013 studio album by the Leningrad Cowboys. Released in December 2013 in a box set with their book PRAVDA - The Truth About the Leningrad Cowboys, a Finnish chocolate bar and pin, it will be available on its own in 2014. Merry Christmas. Leningrad Cowboys. Leningrad Cowboys Ltd. 2013. LC006. Merry Christmas at Discogs
The Other Side of Hope
The Other Side of Hope is a 2017 Finnish comedy-drama film written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. The film was produced by Kaurismäki's Finnish company Sputnik. In December 2016, it was selected to play in competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival; the story is about a Finnish businessman who meets a Syrian asylum-seeker looking for his missing sister. Kaurismäki has noted. In Helsinki, Waldemar a traveling shirt salesman leaves her, he sells his remaining shirts. He wins big. With his winnings he buys a restaurant, his three employees are skeptical of Waldemar's attempts to reinvigorate their restaurant. At the same time, Khaled shows up in Helsinki illegally on a cargo ship, he applies for asylum. At the refugee processing facility he's sent to, he befriends an Iraqi refugee. Khaled asks Mazdak to help him with his search for his sister, lost during their journey through the Balkans for refuge from the Syrian Civil War; when the Finnish government denies Khaled's asylum application after an interview, Khaled escapes from the facility.
Waldemar finds Khaled hiding near his restaurant, gives him refuge, hires him. Waldemar and his staff help Khaled get new papers. Mazdak hears from Miriam. Waldemar and Khaled hire a trucker to smuggle her from Lithuania, where she was in a refugee facility. Khaled and Miriam reunite, it is hinted that the trucker raped Miriam during the journey, though her brother does not realize this, that this may not have been her first experience of sexual violence during her migration. She is upset at her brother for getting her smuggled out without her consent. Shortly thereafter, Khaled returns home back to Waldemar's apartment. On the way he is harassed by a racist thug. Waldemar sees pools of blood when he comes back to his place, goes out to find Khaled. Khaled is sitting under a tree on the bank of a river. Aki Kaurismäki said. Sherwan Haji won the part of Khaled after answering a casting call for a Middle Eastern actor, Syrian preferred. Haji commented he drew on his personal experiences to play the character, saying "It took me maybe 10 minutes to just close my eyes and think that I'm home, all of a sudden it rain bombs".
Kaurismäki asked Haji if he played an instrument, upon finding he did, asked Haji to bring the instrument to the set, writing a scene to incorporate this. After considering the working title The Refugee not poetic, Kaurismäki said he found his title The Other Side of Hope in an ancient Greek poem. In December 2016, it was announced The Other Side of Hope would play in competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival; the film itself was given an early February release in Finland and Curzon Artificial Eye acquired the British distribution rights, with plans to release the film in April 2017. In March 2017, Janus Films acquired the rights to distribute the film in the United States distributing Kaurismäki's preceding film from 2011, Le Havre, in the country as well; the Other Side of Hope was released in the United States on 1 December 2017. The Other Side of Hope was acclaimed upon release. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 91% approval rating, based on 87 reviews, with an average score of 7.8/10.
The website's critical consensus reads, "Writer-director Aki Kaurismäki further sharpens his craft with The Other Side of Hope, offering a timely drama whose melancholy air is leavened by its empathy." On Metacritic, it holds a score of 84 out of 100 based on 23 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". A. O. Scott of The New York Times said the film was "humane and gravely funny" and "at once honest and artful, a touching and clearsighted declaration of faith in people and in movies." Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times noted: "Full of brilliantly offhand gags and harrowing plot turns, this delightful comic fable expresses a belief in human decency, in the way things could be if only we all tried a little harder, that feels wise and hopeful rather than naive". The film was chosen as the best film of 2016–17 by FIPRESCI; the Other Side of Hope on IMDb The Other Side of Hope at AllMovie The Other Side of Hope at Box Office Mojo The Other Side of Hope at the British Board of Film Classification The Other Side of Hope at the British Film Institute The Other Side of Hope at Elonet The Other Side of Hope at Metacritic The Other Side of Hope at Rotten Tomatoes The Other Side of Hope at the Swedish Film Institute Database Movie-Homepage