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Christian Lindblad

Ripa ruostuu (Ripa Hits the Skids)

Edition 1994
80' - 1993 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Finnish
Director: Christian Lindblad Composer: Björn B. Lindström With: Sam Huber, Mari Vainio, Merja Larivaara
The "school of Aki Kaurismäki" has reproduced here a terrific tale of sex, drugs and survival by the hand of first time filmmaker Christian Lindblad. With quite striking black and white photography Lindblad crafts an atmospheric and laidback trip of the eponymous Ripa, a would-be film director whose attempts to get work get him further into trouble (financial and otherwise), whilst giving him a permanent hangover and sex-insatiable girlfriends. Ripa narrates the story in a Raymond Chandler-like manner, and is surprisingly likable as the hero who rapidly falls out of life support systems. This is a tragicomic film with disarming touches which manages to touch you even if you think that people like Ripa don't live on earth, but on Mars.

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Credits

Director

Christian Lindblad

Composer

Björn B. Lindström

With

Sam Huber, Mari Vainio, Merja Larivaara

Scenario

Christian Lindblad

Director of Photography

Ilkka Ruuhijärvi

Editor

Ulli Enckell

Producer

Klaus Heydemann, Aki Kaurismäki

More information

Dialogue

Finnish

Countries of production

Finland

Year

1993

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