La Vie de Bohème

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This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Based on stories from Henri Murger’s influential mid-nineteenth-century book... read more
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This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Based on stories from Henri Murger’s influential mid-nineteenth-century book Scènes de la vie de bohème (the basis for the opera La bohème), the film features a marvelous trio of Kaurismäki regulars—André Wilms, Matti Pellonpää, and Karl Väänänen—as a writer, painter, and composer who scrape by together, sharing in life’s daily absurdities. Gorgeously shot in black and white, La vie de bohème is a vibrantly scrappy rendition of a beloved tale.

Original Release

02/27/1992

US Release

07/29/1993

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Cast

Kari Vaananen Schaunard
Andre Wilms Marcel / Marcel Marx
Matti Pellonpää Rodolfo
Evelyne Didi Mimi
Christine Murillo Musette
Carlos Salgado Garcon de café / Waiter
Jean-Pierre Leaud Blancheron
Louis Malle Gentleman
Samuel Fuller Gassot
Andre Penvern Inspecteur de police / Police Inspector
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Aki Kaurismaki

Writers

Henri Murger, Aki Kaurismaki

Cast

Kari Vaananen Schaunard
Andre Wilms Marcel / Marcel Marx
Matti Pellonpää Rodolfo
Evelyne Didi Mimi
Christine Murillo Musette
Carlos Salgado Garcon de café / Waiter
Jean-Pierre Leaud Blancheron
Louis Malle Gentleman
Samuel Fuller Gassot
Andre Penvern Inspecteur de police / Police Inspector
Dominique Marcas Brocanteuse / Shop Owner
Fabienne Vonier
Jean-Paul Wenzel Francis
Marc Barbe
Philippe Dormoy Policier / Police Officer
Anssi Tikanmäki
Sanna Fransman Femme dancing / Woman Dancing
Jacques Cheuiche Vendeur / Seller
Laika Baudelaire
Kenneth Colley Balayeur de rues / Street Sweeper

Producers

Francis Boespflug Executive Producer
Paula Oinonen Executive Producer
Klaus Heydemann Executive Producer
Aki Kaurismaki Producer
Klaus Heydemann Producer

Editors

Veikko Aaltonen

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