Zombie and the Ghost Train

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Zombie and the Ghost Train
Directed byMika Kaurismäki
Produced byMika Kaurismäki
Screenplay byMika Kaurismäki
Story by
  • Sakke Järvenpää
  • Mika Kaurismäki
  • Pauli Pentti
Starring
  • Silu Seppälä
  • Marjo Leinonen
  • Matti Pellonpää
Music byMauri Sumén
CinematographyOlli Varja
Edited byMika Kaurismäki
Distributed byFinnkino
Release date
  • 26 July 1991 (1991-07-26) (Finland)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryFinland
LanguageFinnish
English
Turkish

Zombie and the Ghost Train (Finnish: Zombie ja Kummitusjuna) is a 1991 Finnish film directed by Mika Kaurismäki. It focuses on Antti (aka Zombie), a loner who loves performing music but leads a miserable life otherwise.

Cast[edit]

  • Silu Seppälä as Zombie
  • Marjo Leinonenas Marjo
  • Matti Pellonpää as Harri
  • Vieno Saaristo as Äiti
  • Juhani Niemelä as Isä

Reception[edit]

Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Kaurismaki is more successful with wry, atmospheric touches than with efforts to find emotional intensity in Zombie's plight."[1] Kevin Thomas wrote, "It is as fine as anything either of the talented, charismatic Kaurismaki brothers has ever done. It is a rueful, often darkly funny portrait".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (1991-10-04). "Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. ^ Thomas, Kevin (1992-10-16). "'Boheme' and 'Zombie' Top Finnish Series". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-02-18.

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