• Finland
  • 1994
  • 57 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English, Russian
  •  

Aki Kaurismäki’s film of the Leningrad Cowboys’ massive concert in Helsinki’s Senate Square with the 150-member Alexandrov Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble is a loving tribute to the rock band he made famous. Seventy thousand people turned out for this megaspectacle; featuring musical selections from Sibelius to Bob Dylan, it crossed genre and national divides. Also included on this disc are the Leningrad Cowboys music videos “Rocky VI,” “Thru the Wire,” “L.A. Woman,” “Those Were the Days,” and “These Boots.”

Film Essays

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Eclipse 29: Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys

By Michael Koresky October 18, 2011

Are the Leningrad Cowboys for real? With pointy pompadours reaching to impossible heights above their expressionless faces and needlelike winklepicker shoes that could have been torn from the . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys

November 02, 2011

Dennis Lim begins his recentLos Angeles Times piece on Aki Kaurismäki by announcing that the Finnish director has “joined the ranks of the master auteurs.” Read more »


Film Essays

Kaurismakicowboys_1484_006_current_thumbnail

Eclipse 29: Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys

By Michael Koresky October 18, 2011

Are the Leningrad Cowboys for real? With pointy pompadours reaching to impossible heights above their expressionless faces and needlelike winklepicker shoes that could have been torn from the . . . Read more »


News

Janus Films Acquires Kaurismäki’s Latest

July 28, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that Janus Films has picked up the North American rights to Aki Kaurismäki’sLe Havre, which, as you may have heard, premiered to much acclaim in May at the Cannes Film . . . Read more »