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Lights In The Dusk

Lights In The Dusk

A Feature film by Aki Kaurismäki

Release in France : 25/10/2006


    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

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Pyramide Productions, Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Match Factory

    Foreign production companies :

    Pandora Film, Yle TV1, Sputnik oy

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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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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    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

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    Digital DTS