Zombie and the Ghost Train

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Zombie and the Ghost Train
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Produced by Mika Kaurismäki
Screenplay by Mika Kaurismäki
Story by
  • Sakke Järvenpää
  • Mika Kaurismäki
  • Pauli Pentti
  • Silu Seppälä
  • Marjo Leinonen
  • Matti Pellonpää
Music by Mauri Sumén
Cinematography Olli Varja
Edited by Mika Kaurismäki
Distributed by Finnkino
Release date
  • 26 July 1991 (1991-07-26) (Finland)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Finland
Language Finnish

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.


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


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]


  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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