- La Vie de Bohème (film)
name = La Vie de Bohème
caption = "La Vie de Bohème" DVD cover
producer = Aki Kaurismäki
Henri Murger(novel) Aki Kaurismäki(screenplay)
Matti Pellonpää Evelyne Didi André Wilms Kari Väänänen Christine Murillo
released = flagicon|Germany
February 18, 1992( Berlin International Film Festival)
February 28, 1992
October 9, 1992( New York Film Festival)
May 21, 1993( Adelaide Film Festival)
runtime = 100 mins
France Italy Sweden Finland
language = French
imdb_id = 0105750
amg_id = 1:131208
"La Vie de Bohème" is a 1992 film directed by
Aki Kaurismäkiand starring Matti Pellonpää, Evelyne Didiand André Wilms. Kaurismäki's screenplay for the film was based on Henri Murger's influential novel "Scènes de la Vie de Bohème" which has spawned several on-screen adaptations as well as plays and operas, the most notable one being Giacomo Puccini's " La bohème".
The film was a critical success earning several awards.
FIPRESCIawarded the film the Forum of New Cinema award at the 1992 Berlin International Film Festival. At the 1992 European Film Awards, Matti Pellonpääand André Wilmswere awarded the Best European Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively while Evelyne Didiwas nominated for the Best Supporting Actress and the film was nominated for the Best Film Award. Kaurismäki won the Best Director award at the 1993 Jussi Awards.
André Wilms) is an impoverished Parisian poet and playwright who is evicted from his extremely modest room after he is unable to pay rent for it. While roaming the streets of Paris, he meets Rodolfo ( Matti Pellonpää), a painter from Albaniawho is almost equally poor and is in the country illegally. They quickly discover they are kindred spirits since they both share the same love for art without much regard for their worldly well-being. The two eventually make another friend in Schaunard ( Kari Väänänen), an Irish composer who is now renting Marcel's former room. The three friends help each other in the daily struggle to survive by sharing whatever little money they have among each other in order to maintain a certain, although basic and simple, standard of living.
Rodolfo's life in interrupted when he meets Mimi (
Evelyne Didi), a poor French girl with whom he falls madly in love. But Rodolfo is soon deported back to Albania due to not having a visa. He is unable to return to Paris for six months and, by then, Mimi has moved on and found another boyfriend. Rodolfo, Marcel and Schaunard scrape together what food they have and have a meal together to celebrate the feast of All Saints. Mimi shows up and informs Rodolfo that she has left her boyfriend to be with him again. However, Mimi is ill and she dies shortly thereafter as Rodolfo holds her in his arms.
Cast and characters
Matti Pellonpää- Rodolfo
Evelyne Didi- Mimi
André Wilms- Marcel
Kari Väänänen- Schaunard
Christine Murillo- Musette
Jean-Pierre Léaud- Blancheron
Carlos Salgado- café waiter
La Vie de Bohème
*imdb title|id=0105750|title=La Vie de Bohème
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