Shadows in Paradise
Shadows in Paradise (Finnish: Varjoja paratiisissa) is a 1986 Finnish art house comedy-drama film written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. The film stars Kati Outinen as Ilona and Matti Pellonpää as Nikander. Ilona is a supermarket check-out clerk who meets Nikander, a lonely garbage man, and they develop romantic feelings towards each other.
|Shadows in Paradise|
|Directed by||Aki Kaurismäki|
|Produced by||Mika Kaurismäki|
|Written by||Aki Kaurismäki|
|Edited by||Raija Talvio|
Shadows in Paradise was awarded the Best Film award at the 1987 Jussi Awards.
This is the first film in Kaurismäki's Proletariat Trilogy (Shadows in Paradise, Ariel, and The Match Factory Girl). The trilogy has been released on Region One DVD by Criterion, in their Eclipse box-sets, and on region-free Blu-ray discs by Future Film in Scandinavia.
- Shadows in Paradise on IMDb
- Shadows in Paradise at AllMovie
- Shadows in Paradise at the British Board of Film Classification
- Shadows in Paradise at the British Film Institute
- Shadows in Paradise at Elonet (in Finnish)
- Shadows in Paradise at Rotten Tomatoes
- Shadows in Paradise at the Swedish Film Institute Database