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Leningrad Cowboys: These Boots (1993)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mato Valtonen ... Leningrad Cowboy
Anu Frosterus
Kirsi Tykkyläinen Kirsi Tykkyläinen ... Mother
Jaakko Talaskivi Jaakko Talaskivi ... Father
Atte Blom Atte Blom ... Grandfather
Jouko Lumme Jouko Lumme ... Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Twist-Twist Erkinharju ... Leningrad Cowboy
Sakke Järvenpää ... Leningrad Cowboy
Leningrad Cowboys ... Themselves
Jore Marjaranta ... Leningrad Cowboy
Silu Seppälä ... Leningrad Cowboy
Mauri Sumén Mauri Sumén ... Leningrad Cowboy
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Finland

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

30 November 1994 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

These Boots See more »

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Megamania, Sputnik See more »
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Mono

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another hilarious "music-video" cover
29 November 2003 | by hofnarrSee all my reviews

One of the more recent short "music video" films by Kaurismaki and the first, I believe, in color (ROCKY VI - 1986; THRU THE WIRE - 1987; THOSE WERE THE DAYS - 1992 were all b&w) THESE BOOTS continues in the same wacky vein. The piece begins with the title "History of Finland 1952-1960" and cuts to a shot of a baby (with a full size male head and the requisite Leningrad Cowboy hairstyle and curled tip boots) and the lyrics "You keep saying you got something for me" start off the song. The parents have the same hairstyle - although the man is balding, so it's his beard that stretches in front of his face for a foot and a half. The child is thrown out of school for drinking vodka. When he gets married he and his bride are riding on a tractor. At the funeral of his parents, their curled boot tips are sticking out of the coffins.

If you're into the Kaurismaki sense of humor, you'll probably find this hilarious. Otherwise you might see it as just strange and dumb.


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