Leningrad Cowboys Go America
feature film, musical, comedy, Finland, Sweden, 1989
DIRECTED BY: Aki Kaurismäki
Matti Pellonpää (Vladimir,
This is a road movie that follows the Leningrad Cowboys, a group of eight (actually, the guitarist is a frozen body) Finnish musicians who, together with their manager, decide to go to America and begin their music career there. Hoping for immediate glory and fortune in the Promised Land, they buy an old Cadillac (Jim Jarmusch has a cameo role as the salesman) and begin their tour across America.