Drifting Clouds

Drifting Clouds

  • Director: Aki Kaurismäki
  • Countries of origin: Finland, Germany, France
  • Language: Finnish, Swedish, English
  • Release date: July 10, 1998
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Far Away the Clouds Escape
  • Kauas pilvet karkaavat is a comedy film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring Kati Otinen and Kari Vananen.
    The film tells the story of Aina and Kerry's family in crisis when the economic crisis comes.


    • Release date July 10, 1998
    • Filming locations Punavuori, Helsinki, Finland
    • Production companies Sputnik, Yleisradio (YLE), Pandora Filmproduktion

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    FIM 5,562,154 (estimated)

    Movie reviews

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    • By Deshaun 2022-12-30 12:15:54

      The world is like a floating cloud, do it and cherish it

      The bad luck of a good person makes people pity, and the bad guy makes a fool to make people laugh. This is a wonderful sentence in a film review, which reveals the laws of human nature and the techniques commonly used in films.

      One of the great sufferings of life is poverty. Not only are they poor, they are also unemployed, and the two fathers have lost their jobs one after another, cutting off their source of livelihood. Not only are they unemployed, but they can't find a job....

    • By Astrid 2022-12-26 23:38:10

      The beauty of life is that all good and bad are warm in the end!

      Floating Clouds (1996) The most beautiful thing about the movie is its free, elegant and charming music, which forms a very sharp contrast with the bottom, kind, taciturn, frustrated characters and their living conditions. They are opposites but subtly merge. This is a miracle ! If you define a personality for Aki's films, I think it is both realistic and warm. He embraces infinite ordinaryness and frustration with infinite warmth. In the movie, no matter how big the...

    • By Francis 2022-12-21 19:11:56

      Life wasn't a prostitution

      I don't mean to offend the animation, but I really hope that the children who are fans of comics will not indulge in the hot-blooded comics, thinking that success only needs to be hot-blooded enough. Or, think that adults only follow the trend and have a mid-life crisis.

      Not unexpected at all, the story is as anyone who knows the economic crisis knows, the screenwriter makes Kerry and Aina face unemployment...

    • By Samara 2022-12-13 07:49:14

      Little People's Song

      It's a movie that fits my current mood very well, so I watched it as an inspirational movie (don't laugh). Fortunately, the director gave a bright ending, otherwise I might have been disappointed for a while. This also shows how meticulously and realistically the film captures the unemployed life of this ordinary couple, how they fell into predicament step by step, and how they slowly swam out of the water without giving up, trying to find a place to breathe. The world is difficult, but as...

    • By Monique 2022-12-02 08:38:31

      Floating clouds and world affairs, the hard life of little people

      It is true that the core of comedy is tragedy, especially the work of Finnish film master Aki Kaurismaki. The little people he portrays always arouse the audience's empathy, and this time the story tells about the re-employment of an unemployed couple. Such a simple and a little boring story, no matter where you look at it, it has nothing to do with comedy, but under the clouds and world events, life is full of different situations, and the ups and downs of small people...

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    • By Makenzie 2023-04-05 11:56:08

      For two days in a row, I watched two of Aki's works, both of which were about the hardships of people at the bottom of society. One was a youth version, and this film was a mid-life crisis version. The styles of the two films are also similar. The social environment makes the protagonist irresistible. Thinking that a turning point is about to appear, the director smashes the dream with a dull stick. Fortunately, the ending ended happily. This expression is still very useful to me, very good! It...

    • By Carrie 2023-03-28 19:13:31

      With a cold face, he tells the story of a couple who both lost their jobs. The expressionless feeling of everyone seems strange, and it seems to be deliberately pretending to be an egg. Originally, the characters had feelings, but they had to rely on color to set off, fortunately, the ending was a little warmer. It is better to work for yourself than to work for others. In fact, you are not really poor, and there are always noble people to help you in times of crisis. I'm curious how the...

    • By Leone 2023-03-14 22:31:02

      A Guide to Laid-Off Entrepreneurship. The "new proletariat", petty bourgeoisie, middle-class aesthetic, elegant, proletarian labor-like embarrassment and at stake, the more I look at it, the more I feel that it does not resemble the taste of Kaurismaki before, especially the paintings in the house, Sony TV, Like everything possible with Perumpa's usual role, there is indeed a reference to his memory at the end. Portraits of children, cemeteries, it's all Perrompa. There is hope in life, the...

    • By Marlon 2023-02-12 22:45:37

      The proletariat, the topic of immigration, flowers, royal heroines, the use of space and color, Kaurismaki made me dream of Fassbender. If you take this film against "Fear Devouring Soul", it will undoubtedly be a victory for Fassbender, and "Twilight" is also no match for "Fox and its Friends". But their biggest difference is that there is still hope for Kaurismaki's film bitterness, and Fassbender's indifference to the end. By an inconsequential coincidence, Kaurismaki officially started his...

    • By Madelyn 2023-02-08 06:55:48

      The subtitles appeared at the end of the film, the girls behind were sobbing and applauding in the dark, we did not see the spectacle of suffering, some just shook hands a few times, with colleagues, with strangers, with the past, and the future, all life is tied to a few times Shaking hands, the rest is standing, silent and doing things, only the music fluctuates, wipes old photos on the bookshelf in Lao Chai's grief, thinks that in "Lonely Shadow in Paradise", the heroine also bandages...

    Movie plot

    Aina (played by Kati Outinen) and Kerry (played by Kari Väänänen) are a very close couple, one of them is a restaurant manager and the other is a tram driver. It's tight," but it's clear that the future of the two is full of light and hope.
    The arrival of the economic crisis put Aina and Kerry's family in crisis. The restaurant where Aina was working went bankrupt and Kerry unfortunately won the lottery in the company's "layoff...
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    Movie quotes

    • Melartin: Let's take the whole bottle, it's cheaper

    • Mrs. Sjöholm: When I was young I drunk many men under the table.

    • Ilona: I started as a dishwasher, then kitchen maid, then waiter until I got to be a head waiter. I could still be a waiter.

      Ravintolapäällikkö (restaurant manager): I understand: but I can't help you... to be honest, you're too old for a waiter.

      Ilona: I'm thirty-eight.

      Ravintolapäällikkö (restaurant manager): There you go. You could drop dead any moment.

      Ilona: You're over fifty yourself!

      Ravintolapäällikkö (restaurant manager): That's different. I got contacts - and you smoke. You got life insurance?

      Ilona: You wanna arm wrestle?