Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Kaurismäki

producer, writer, director

Aki Kaurismäki was born on Apr 04, 1957 in Finland. Aki Kaurismäki's big-screen debut came with Jackpot 2 directed by Mika Kaurismäki in 1982. Aki Kaurismäki is known for The Other Side of Hope directed by Aki Kaurismäki, Sherwan Haji stars as Khaled and Sakari Kuosmanen as Waldemar Wikström. Aki Kaurismäki has got 55 awards and 65 nominations so far. The most recent award Aki Kaurismäki achieved is Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards. The upcoming new movie Aki Kaurismäki plays is The Other Side of Hope which will be released on Feb 03, 2017.

Aki Kaurismäki did a wide variety of jobs including postman, dish-washer and film critic, before forming a production and distribution company, Villealfa (in homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)) with his older brother Mika Kaurismäki, also a film-maker. Both Aki and Mika are prolific film-makers, and together have been responsible for one-fifth of the total output of the Finnish film industry since the early 1980s, though Aki's work has found more favour abroad. His films are very short (he says a film should never run longer than 90 minutes, and many of his films are nearer 70), eccentric parodies of various genres (road movies, film noir, rock musicals), populated by lugubrious hard-drinking Finns and set to eclectic soundtracks, typically based around '50s rock'n'roll.In the 1990s he has made films in Britain (J'ai engagé un tueur (1990)) and France (La vie de bohème (1992)).

  • Birthday

    Apr 04, 1957
  • Place of Birth

    Orimattila, Finland
  • Also known

    Aki Olavi Kaurismäki, 아키 카우리스마키

Known For


55 wins & 65 nominations

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards
Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Winner - Silver Condor
Berlin International Film Festival
Best Director
Winner - Silver Berlin Bear
Best Film
Winner - Silver Berlin Bear
Forum of New Cinema
Winner - C.I.C.A.E. Award - Honorable Mention
Forum of New Cinema
Winner - FIPRESCI Prize
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