Shadows in Paradise (1986)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more.


7.5/10
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  • Esko Nikkari and Matti Pellonpää in Shadows in Paradise (1986)
  • Kati Outinen and Matti Pellonpää in Shadows in Paradise (1986)
  • Matti Pellonpää in Shadows in Paradise (1986)
  • Kati Outinen and Matti Pellonpää in Shadows in Paradise (1986)
  • Kati Outinen in Shadows in Paradise (1986)
  • Kati Outinen and Matti Pellonpää in Shadows in Paradise (1986)

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Director:

Aki Kaurismäki

Writer:

Aki Kaurismäki

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10 July 2013 | Sergeant_Tibbs
7
| Interesting, breezy and simple, but that's not really enough.
My first taste of Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, I watched Shadows In Paradise shortly after finding out about it because it's so short and seemed to be sweet. Based on reputation and plot lines, Kaurismäki looked to be the Finnish Mike Leigh in his representation of working life, or perhaps anti-Mike Leigh with his minimalist dialogue. The film is good, but too slight to have a big impact. It's a very simple love story, similar to films like Badlands where a couple do wrong to be with each other, but not a lot of exciting events happen. It's well shot and the cinematography is great even if the editing isn't always the best. But it holds back on its characters far too much for me to be invested. Interesting breezy watch though.

7/10

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