Ariel (1988)

In this Finnish road film, an unemployed miner hoping to find work travels to the south of Finland in the new Cadillac that he received after the suicide of his best friend. Along the way he meets up with several other losers.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 23, 2008
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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a compelling blend of gritty realism and escapist fantasy

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Stefanie C
Signature imagery and themes, delivered with deadpan humor, this is my favorite Kaurismaki film. Subtle, yet hilarious!
Anthony Lawrie
A great film but it leans towards 'Rebel without a cause' territory towards the end, it's certainly not as touching as Shadows in Paradise or The… More
Walter M.
"Ariel" starts with a mine closing for the last time in northern Finland. An old man shoots himself, leaving his son Taisto(Tujo Pajala) the… More