La Vie de Bohème
The adventures of three down-and-outs in Paris, this French-language delight is an adaptation of the book on which the opera La Bohème is based.
Matti Pellonpää is a primitive painter, Kari Väänänen a music composer and André Wilms the author of a play in 21 acts. They share their fortunes and setbacks in a sublime series of tragi-comic episodes that Kaurismäki packs with tributes to other famous movies, and feature guest stars including Jean-Pierre Léaud and film directors Samuel Fuller and Louis Malle.
- David Stratton
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