La Vie de Bohème

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Comedy drama

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Time Out says

British audiences have thus far shown stoic indifference to the work of Finnish fashion victim Kaurismäki, and this straight-faced adaptation of Henri Murger's melodramatic novel (1851) is unlikely to quicken their pulses. A polyglot cast (most of them long-haired Finns) enact the depressed lives of failed artists and their consumptive muse Mimi in fractured French, spurred on by names from the director's address-book and a dog named Baudelaire. The one-note joke palls fast, and Kaurismäki's endless quest for emotional truth at the heart of miserabilist clichés winds up in its usual cul-de-sac.
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UK release:

1991

Duration:

100 mins

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Tim

Such an heartfelt adaptation of Murger's novel! One of the most underrated films of all time.

peter

This is a charming film, and one of my favourite films by this director.