DVD 73 mins IMDB 7.7
Not Rated
Ariel
Sandrew Metronome (1988)
In Collection
#671

Seen It:
Yes
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Finland  /  Finnish

Turo Pajala Taisto Olavi Kasurinen
Susanna Haavisto Irmeli Katariina Pihlaja
Matti Pellonpää Mikkonen
Eetu Hilkamo Riku
Erkki Pajala Miner
Matti Jaaranen Assaulter
Hannu Viholainen Henchman
Jorma Markkula Man at port
Tarja Keinänen Woman at port
Eino Kuusela Man on beach

Director Aki Kaurismäki; Aki Kaurismaki
Producer Aki Kaurismäki
Writer Aki Kaurismäki

The movie tells the story of Taisto Kasurinen, a finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things don't go as planned... Written by Harald Mayr {marvin@bike.augusta.de} [IMDB]

Edition Details
Distributor Sandrew Metronome
Barcode 570655002426
Region Region 1
Subtitles English; Norwegian; Swedish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Price $28.99
Links IMDB
Amazon US

Notes
When a miner loses his job, a friend gives him a Cadillac and he embarks on a cross-country trip. What begins as a relaxing drive becomes a crime spree. Throughout his unpredictable adventures, the deadpan hero searches for domestic happiness. Ariel is a biting, subversive and funny satire, inspired by European black comedies, American road movies and 1930's gangster films.