Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Music

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Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

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  • Sakke Järvenpää and Mato Valtonen in Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
  • Matti Pellonpää and Silu Seppälä in Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
  • Silu Seppälä in Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
  • Marty Olavarrieta in Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
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Aki Kaurismäki


Sakke Järvenpää (story), Aki Kaurismäki (screenplay), Aki Kaurismäki (story), Mato Valtonen (story)

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23 June 2002 | bobbymeizer
| A zany, kafkaesque, not terribly profound, but entertaining film
Reminiscent of some of the best Eastern European comedies, this absurdist Finnish look at the foibles of both Communist and capitalist attempts at reality is not going to change your life, but it is an enjoyable way to spend 79 minutes. A rousing oompah band from a small Eastern European village travel to America to find their fortune. They all have hairdos like Buddy Holly on acid and wear the pointiest-toed shoes you've ever seen. In New York City they buy an old Cadillac and get a gig to play a wedding in Mexico. On the trip there they also travel through rock, blues, country, and mariachi, and meet people almost as strange as themselves. Most memorable moment: Igor, the village idiot, catching up to the band out in the middle of the Texas countryside, carrying a very large fish.

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