Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Writers: Sakke JärvenpääAki Kaurismäki

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (FinnishPidä huivista kiinni, take care of your scarf1Tatjana), also translated as Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana, is a 1994 Finnish/German film directed, produced and co-written by Aki Kaurismäki. – wikipedia

I absolutely loved this film, It’s a romantic comedy  starring Kati OutinenMatti PellonpääKirsi Tykkyläinen . The plot  loosely 3entails the adventures of two middle aged men who live at home with their mothers.

They decide it is time to embark on an adventure as rebellious rockers, which takes the form of a road trip mainly fuelled by Coffee and Vodka. Along the way they meet two lovely ladies and their adventure becomes a romantic tale of love and indifference.

I was completely engrossed in the film from start to finish and found every single scene almost hypnotic and mesmerizing. You take care of your scarf4may have figured out by now that I have become an overnight fan of Aki Kaurismäki whose films seem to exist in a genre all of their own. His filmmaking is well beyond it’s time and completely underrated even today.

The film is not going to be everyone’s taste and as such I can’t give it a blanket recommendation but if you love cinema and are a seasoned cinema goer this is a must watch, especially if you enjoy  dry understated finnish humor.

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana won  two Jussi Awards and was nominated for the grand prix at tokyo film festival.  I give this film  an admirable 7 out of 10. 

References: Wikipedia, IMDB, Google images

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