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Lights In The Dusk

Lights In The Dusk

A Feature film by Aki Kaurismäki

Release in France : 25/10/2006

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Co-productions :

Pyramide Productions, Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Match Factory

Foreign production companies :

Pandora Film, Yle TV1, Sputnik

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Pyramide Distribution

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Lights in the Dusk completes the trilogy that began with Drifting Clouds and The Man Without a Past. The first film deals with the theme of unemployment, the second talks about the homeless, and Lights in the Dusk looks at loneliness.
Like Chaplin’s Little Tramp, the protagonist, a man named Koistinen, searches the world for a small crack to crawl through, but both his fellow humans and the faceless apparatus of society see it as their business to crush his modest hopes, one after the other.
A gang of criminals exploit his longing for love and his position of night watchman to pull off a robbery for which Koistinen will be solely blamed. They carry this out with the help of the most callous woman in the history of movies since Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve . Thus Koistinen is stripped of his job, his freedom, and his dreams.
Fortunately for him, the film’s director has a reputation for being a kind-hearted elderly man; we can therefore hope that a glimmer of hope will light up the final scene.
– Aki Kaurismäki

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Full credits (9)

Screenwriter :

Aki Kaurismäki

Sound recordists :

Jouko Lumme, Tero Malmberg

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Continuity supervisor :

Haije Tulokas

Costume designer :

Outi Harjupatana

Director of Photography :

Timo Salminen

Production Manager :

Ilkka Mertsola

Editor :

Aki Kaurismäki

Production Designer :

Markku Pätilä

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Feature film

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France, Finland

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Minority French (France, Finland)

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1 h 20 min

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Digital DTS