Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki
Star: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen

[9] If David Lynch had directed The Blues Brothers while having one of his notorious sugar rushes, this might have been the result. A group of Finnish, vaguely Pogue-like musicians possessing incredible quiffs and minimal talent head for the States on the very reasonable grounds that "they'll swallow any shit there". Most of the movie centres round their journey to Mexico to play at a wedding, via encounters with Jim Jarmusch, Nicky Tesco, bikers and police - it's all highly weird and if the far-too-numerous musical interludes do little except prove that the Leningrad Cowboys are indeed completely untainted by commercial potential, it's still likeably unique.


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