Juha
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Aki Kaurismaki's Juha is the fourth adaptation of this love triangle involving a woman and two men. The original story took place in the 18th century and revolved around a former servant girl, Marja, who is married to plain, simple-minded and older Juha, but in love with Russian salesman and 'Casanova' Shemeikka. Kaurismaki's story is set in the late 1970's, shot silent and furnished with captions to disclose the dialogue. It is meant to be watched with live music, preferably with the score's composer Anssi Tikanmaki conducting his own orchestra. Absence of sound… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For true Kaurismakian austerity, the film to see is the singular Juha, which dispenses with dialogue altogether."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"I can appreciate Kaurismäki's love for the silent medium, but I think it may truly be a lost art."
‑ Joel Maendel, Film Threat
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