Ariel

Finland, 1988

Film
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Surreal, dryly hilarious road movie from one of the most talented directors to emerge on the international film scene in the late 1980s. The scenario chronicles the plight of a mine worker who loses his job and sets out on a crosscountry odyssey but who is forced by circumstances into a life of crime. Winner of the International Critics Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. In Finnish with English subtitles.

Credits

producer/director

Aki Kaurismaki

production company

Villealfa Filmproductions

Duration

01:20:00:00

Production places
Finland
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38254

Language

Finnish

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Finland

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Drama

Drama → Road movies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social psychology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Finland

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Social psychology

Foreign language films

Places → Finland

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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