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by Aki Kaurismäki


Koistinen searches the tough world for a small crack through which he could crawl in, but both his fellow beings and the faceless apparatus of the society see it their business to crush his modest hopes, one after another. Criminal elements exploit his longing for love and his position as a night watchman in a robbery they pull off, leaving Koistinen to face the consequences. As a result Koistinen loses his job, his freedom and his dreams.

international title: Lights in the Dusk
original title: Laitakaupungin valot
country: Finland, Germany, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
film run: 78'
release date: FI 03/02/2006, SE 11/08/2006, NO 25/08/2006, DK 08/09/2006, FR 25/10/2006, PL 03/11/2006, IT 07/12/2006, BE 13/12/2006, NL 21/12/2006, EE 05/01/2007, ES 05/01/2007, HU 25/01/2007, UK 09/03/2007
screenplay: Aki Kaurismäki
cast: Janne Hyytiäinen, Ilkka Koivula, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen
cinematography by: Timo Salminen
film editing: Aki Kaurismäki
art director: Markku Pätilä
costumes designer: Outi Harjupatana
producer: Aki Kaurismäki
production: Sputnik Oy, Pandora Filmproduktion, Pyramide Productions
backing: MEDIA Plus, DIAGONALE
distributor: Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy Ab, Pyramide (FR), Pandora (DE), BIM Distribuzione (IT), Artificial Eye (UK), Folkets Bio (SE), Arthouse (NO), Huset’s Biograf (DK), Golem (ES), Kino Świat (PL), Rosebud (GR), Coopérative Nouveau Cinéma - CNC (BE), Budapest Film (HU)
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