The Liar
Filmfest 2004

This is the one that started it all. A long short film on the fate of incurable liar Ville Alfa, memorably played by Aki. The film is loaded with a variety of references to literature and cinema, e.g. Sergei Eisenstein’s "Battleship Potemkin“ and Jean-Luc Godard’s "My Life to Live“. The film has not lost a bit of its charm and wit, even after more than two decades since its making.

tags: Short film, Feature film

Cast: Aki Kaurismäki, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Juuso Hirvikangas, Lars Lindberg


Director: Mika Kaurismäki