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Shadows in Paradise

Varjoja paratiisissa

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Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Finland, 1986
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Lonely garbageman Nikander (Matti Pellonpää) finds himself directionless after losing his friend and co-worker to a sudden heart attack; unlikely redemption comes in the form of plain supermarket cashier Ilona (Kati Outinen), with whom he begins a tentative love affair.

Synopsis

Lonely garbageman Nikander (Matti Pellonpää) finds himself directionless after losing his friend and co-worker to a sudden heart attack; unlikely redemption comes in the form of plain supermarket cashier Ilona (Kati Outinen), with whom he begins a tentative love affair.

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Shadows in ParadiseDirected byAki Kaurismäki

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Cannes Film Festival
1987 | Directors' Fortnight

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