Lights In The Dusk

  |  Buy to Own: 27/08/2007
  |  Watch Now: 25/07/2014
  |  75 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


Finnish tale of loneliness and hope. Aki Kaurismaki's 'Loser' trilogy, started with 'Drifting Clouds' and 'The Man Without A Past', is concluded with this typically bleak and quiet story. Koistinen (Janne Hyytiainen) is a socially inept night watchman who seems to view life through a window from the outside. Even his colleagues want nothing to do with him so, when he meets Mirja (Maria Jarvenhelmi), an alluring blonde model, he assumes his grim luck is on the turn. Kaurismaki's tasteful direction and some highly stylish photography lend an almost comic book feel to the film as Koistinen slowly finds that, in fact, this is the worst thing that's ever happened to him and it's about to get even worse.