Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tulitikkutehtaan Tyttö aka The match factory girl (1990)

Iris lives a life at no purpose. She works at a factory handling matches, her mother doesn't care about her as she lives with a new man and both they use Iris as a slave. She has to do all the homework and also give them her salary. No one really cares about her and her social life is invisible. She feels alone and looks for someone to love and take care of her. A night she will meet the wrong guy and she will get pregnant. But he fools her and doesn't want the baby either her. And her mother will throw her out of their house. So she will plan her revenge. A story of sorrow and misery. A life that leads to nowhere and a woman who watches her dreams of happiness disappear. A great work from the awarded Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.

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