feature film, comedy, kimi-drama, Finland, 1988
DIRECTED BY: Aki Kaurismäki
Turo Pajala (Taisto Olavi Kasurinen),
Susanna Haavisto (Irmeli Katarina Pihlaja),
Matti Pellonpää (Mikkonen),
Eetu Hilkamo (Riku),
Erkki Pajala (rudar)
After the mine gets closed down, former miner Taisto puts on his sunglasses and drives away to Helsinki in his white Cadillac in search of a better life. Soon he finds a job and moves in a new apartment with his girlfriend, but the police accuse him of a crime he did not commit. In prison he dreams about a better life outside of Finland, but even after he escapes from prison his bad luck does not change.