La Vie de Bohème (Bohemian Life)
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La Vie de Bohème (Bohemian Life)
This is a well-regarded contemporary dramatic retelling of the story most familiar to audiences from Puccini's great opera La Bohème and was made by the noted Finnish film director Aki Kaurismaki. Like the opera, it is based on the novel Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. Despite their ever-present poverty, which poses a constant threat to their continued existence, the artists and their friends in this movie speak in only the most polite, elegant, and genteel manner, which only serves to underscore their desperate situation. In the story, the poet Marcel has been unable to come… More

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"The kind of pocket universe you'd love to slip into for a summer or two, as long as you could stage a strategic exit before the food runs out."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
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