Born Apr 4, 1957. From Orimattila, Finland.
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Aki Kaurismäki is a Finnish director and screenwriter known for his deadpan comedies. He gained worldwide notice with Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989). His film The Man Without a Past (NYFF ‘02) won the Cannes Grand Prix. His style has been influenced by the French directors Jean-Pierre Melville and Robert Bresson, and is often compared to American indie great Jim Jarmusch.