Calamari Union (1985)

Calamari Union (1985)





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Avant-garde, experimental, and misogynist in the bargain, this oddball film is about 17 men named Frank who make their way through Helsinki in a commandeered subway car. Their goal is to reach the symbolically peaceful, perfect coastal town of Eira.
Comedy , Drama
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Asmo Hurula
as Frank
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Audience Reviews for Calamari Union

early kaurismaki and it's pretty amusing, like a completely absurd gangster film, almost totally improvised. brilliant in it's way but i prefer his later works

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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About 15 guys (all named Frank, except one) embark on an epic journey to get to... the other side of town. It's not as easy as it sounds. It reminded me a lot of Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. And like Kaurismaki's later film, Leningrad Cowboys Go America, it's essentially an absurdist travelogue, with a little more "absurd" and a little less "travel". Not quite as funny, as some of the monologues call a halt to the comedy. But otherwise a really fun time.

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