Lights in the Dusk

Overview

A lonely night watchman finds love but comes to regret it in this offbeat comedy from Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki. Koistinen (Janne Hyytiainen) works as a security guard at a shopping mall in Helsinki, where he keeps an eye on the place after hours. Koistinen is a quiet nebbish who doesn't have much luck with women, and the closest thing he has to a girlfriend is Aila (Maria Heiskanen), a woman who runs a sausage cart Koistinen frequents after work, though he doesn't realize she carries a torch for him. ...
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Overview

A lonely night watchman finds love but comes to regret it in this offbeat comedy from Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki. Koistinen (Janne Hyytiainen) works as a security guard at a shopping mall in Helsinki, where he keeps an eye on the place after hours. Koistinen is a quiet nebbish who doesn't have much luck with women, and the closest thing he has to a girlfriend is Aila (Maria Heiskanen), a woman who runs a sausage cart Koistinen frequents after work, though he doesn't realize she carries a torch for him. Koistinen is killing time in a shabby café when he meets Mirja (Maria Jarvenhelmi), a beautiful blonde who appears to be interested in him. Koistinen is immediately smitten and is willing to marry her even before they have their first date, but what he doesn't know is Mirja's interest in him is not sincere -- she's working with Lindholm (Ilkka Koivula), a career criminal who has hired her to get some security codes from Koistinen so they can stage a heist at the mall where he works. However, even after Koiskinen is betrayed by Mirja and becomes the leading suspect in the robbery, he still loves her and can't bring himself to tell the police what he's learned about her. Laitakaupungin Valot (aka Lights In The Dusk) received its world premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Trailers from other films by Strand Releasing
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • UPC: 712267270026
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,485

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janne Hyytiäinen Koistinen
Ilkka Koivula Lindholm
Maria Järvenhelmi Mirja
Maria Heiskanen Aila
Technical Credits
Aki Kaurismäki Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Outi Harjupatana Costumes/Costume Designer
Jouko Lumme Sound/Sound Designer
Tero Malmberg Sound/Sound Designer
Ilkka Mertsola Production Manager
Markku Pätilä Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Timo Salminen Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lights in the Dusk
1. Opening [7:55]
2. Hook-Line-Sinker [6:26]
3. The Date [7:49]
4. Setting An Open-Door Day [6:32]
5. Breakup [4:34]
6. Break-In [8:11]
7. A Sentimental Fool [8:54]
8. Prison [7:38]
9. Night Shelter [7:39]
10. Twisting the Knife [2:46]
11. In a Bad Shape [1:35]
12. Credits [4:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Lights in the Dusk
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   Chapters
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Other Strand Titles
      Love For Sale
      White Palms
      Syndromes and A Century
      I Don't Want To Sleep Alone
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