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      kaurismaki starring: Sakke Jarvenpaa, Heikki Keskinen, Pimme Korhonen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Matti Pellonpaa, Kari Vaananen
      written by: Sakke Jarvenpaa, Aki Kaurismäki, Mato Valtonen
      directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
      produced by: Katinka Farags, Aki Kaurismäki, Klas Olofsson
      duration: 78 minutes
      certification: 12
      country: Finland/Sweden
      year: 1989

      Leningrad Cowboys Inept rock musicians, known as the Leningrad Cowboys (an actual group, click here to see band photo), audition unsuccessfully for a Soviet official. He suggests they make for the States, where 'they listen to any old shit', and gives them the address of a cousin in New York. With their autocratic manager and the village idiot, who has followed them, they arrive in the States, buy a second-hand Cadillac which is brimful of beer cans, and with their dead bassist travelling in his coffin, they head South. They travel through the country and, via a succession of disastrous gigs and assorted adventures, end up in Mexico, where they have a top 10 hit.

      Leningrad Cowboys Filmed on location, and using mostly English dialogue, Kaurismaki's rock 'n' road movie is a fantastical comedy filled with his own brand of deadpan humour, In certain scenes there is a homage to Jarmusch, who plays a car salesman. This crazy movie was the first of Kaurismaki's films to achieve a cinema release in the States, where it was soon to gain a cult following.

      Not just in the States, but with this scattershot road movie Kaurismaki broke out of the art-house ghetto and achieved cult status in many territories, notably in Germany. This cultness rubbed off on the band with their unbelievably pointed hairstyles and winklepickers.

      Undoubtably, this is Kaurismaki at his most 'fun'. Unlike most of his other movies there isn't that fine balance between a dry, sardonic, black Finnish humour and a sense of drama and gravity; this is just fun, fun, fun!

      Leningrad CowboysThe follow up, Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994), about the band's return from Mexico via US, France, Germany Czech Republic & Poland and back to their native Siberia, fared less well to the extent it has hitherto only been released in Japan on dvd format.


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    • One of the Cowboys, Mauri Sumén (b.1965), has also carved out a career as a Film & TV soundtrack composer. Films include the risible Baltic Storm (2003) (and his soundtrack is all over the place).

    • By the time of the sequel Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses four years later, over half of the original band had left the group. The band for this movie in full and who left the band after the movie were:

        Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen (left), Pimme Korhonen (left), Sakari Kuosmanen (left), Puka Oinonen (left), Silu Seppälä, Mauri Sumén, Mato Valtonen, Pekka Virtanen (left).

    • One of the founder members of the band, Mato Valtonen (b.1955), left the band in the late 1990s to pursue a career in business and as a Finnish TV presenter.

    • The lost cousin in the film, Nicky Tesco, was the lead singer of the late 70s British new wave band The Members. The band played a reunion gig at The Inn On The Green, Ladbroke Grove, London on 26th January 2007.

    • Matti Pellonpää, who played Vladimir (Manager), was probaly the most famous Finnish actor of his generation. He died six years later of a heart attack in Vaasa, Finland, at the age of 45.

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      kaurismaki Jossain tundralla, ei kenenkään maalla, asuu maailman huonoin rock-yhtye, vailla yleisöä ja ilman minkäänlaista kaupallista potentiaalia. Niinpä he päättävät haudata kansallistunteensa ja lähteä luomaan uraa Yhdysvaltoihin, missä ihmiset nielevät mitä tahansa…

      Tämä elokuva on kertomus heidän matkastaan läpi uuden mantereen, kertomus hämyisistä baareista ja rehellisistä ihmisistä hampurilaismaan takapihoilla.

    • Alkuperäinen nimi: Leningrad Cowboys Go America
    • Vuosi: 1989
    • Ohjaaja: Aki Kaurismäki
    • Pääosissa:
        Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen, Pimme Korhonen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Puka Oinonen, Silu Seppälä, Mauri Sumen
    • Pituus (min): 76
    • DVD Kuvaformaatti: 16:9 FF ANAMORPHIC 1.85:1
    • Ääniformaatti: Dolby Surround 2.0 englanti
    • DVD Tekstitykset: suomi, norja, tanska, ruotsi Kuulovammaisille: suomi
    • Ikäraja: 3

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      Leningrad Cowboys Go America, 2006

      DVD Now Available

      • Region: 2 (Europe incl. UK)
      • Format: PAL
      • Studio: Sandrew Metronome
      • Classification: 12
      • Language: 99% English Spoken Word
      • Subtitles: FIN, NO, SWE, DAN

    • EAN: 5706550024354
    • FISID: 925398
    • Running Time: 76 min

    • GREAT NEWS! The few sentences in Finnish at the start of the movie I have just had translated into English and will e-mail a transcription with each order and the context the words were said in. Anyone who has ordered in the past feel free to e-mail and I will send you a transcription. THIS SERVICE WILL NOT BE FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE AND AS ALL THE OFFICIAL DVDS OF THE MOVIE ARE THE SAME WHY MISS OUT BY BUYING ELSEWHERE?!

    • Finnish movie by cult director Aki Kaurismaki. sale.

      The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish cum Siberian musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band. This is without question one of the greatest rock and roll movies ever made.

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      The Finnish release is almost impossible to find these days. You can try amazon who have them from time to time; otherwise why not go for the UK release? Or the UK boxset? Gorgeous boxset as it also includes the follow-up, Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses and the legendary concert with the Red Army, Total Balalaika Show.

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      kaurismaki Leningrad Cowboys Go America DVD also available at amazon.co.uk. Region 2 (UK & Europe + some other countries).

      Also available: the follow-up Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses & Total Balalaika Show DVDs

      All 3 films together: Leningrad Cowboys Aki Kaurismaki Collection (3 DVD Box)

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