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This edition: The Match Factory Girl (1990)

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Episode Details

(1990/Finland, 70 min., color, comedy) Dir.: Aki Kaurismaki. Cast: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari. Dark, feminist comedy of murder and revenge distinguished by Kaurismaki's trademark style of dry wit and laconic visuals. Iris, a young factory worker in modern-day Finland, is left pregnant after a one-night stand and is cruelly scorned by her family and one-time lover. In Finnish with English subtitles. Discussion follows film with Phillip Lopate, critic and essayist.

Guest List

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of Film Studies, City College of New York/CUNY

Phillip Lopate Film Critic