Leningrad Cowboys go America

Finland, 1989

Film
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Somewhere in the wastelands of the Soviet Union lives the worst rock- “rock-‘n”-roll” band in the world; an outfit with no audience and no commercial potential. They decide to bury their national sentiments and go to the United States to try their luck. This film is the riotiously funny account of their journey over the ocean and across the continent; a story of steamy bars and honest folks in the backyards of the Hamburger Nation.

Credits

co-producer

Katinka Farago

Aki Kaurismaki

Klas Oloffson

production company

Svenska filminstitutet

Villealfa Filmproductions

Duration

01:18:00:00

Production places
Finland
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

39068

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Finland

Music & Performing Arts → Leningrad Cowboys (Musical group)

Music & Performing Arts → Rock groups - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Rock music

Music & Performing Arts → Rock musicians

Musicals

People → Leningrad Cowboys (Musical group)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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