La Vie de Bohème (film)

La Vie de Bohème (film)

Infobox Film
name = La Vie de Bohème


image_size =
caption = "La Vie de Bohème" DVD cover
director = Aki Kaurismäki
producer = Aki Kaurismäki
writer = Henri Murger (novel)
Aki Kaurismäki (screenplay)
starring = Matti Pellonpää
Evelyne Didi
André Wilms
Kari Väänänen
Christine Murillo
music =
cinematography = Timo Salminen
editing = Veikko Aaltonen
released = flagicon|Germany February 18, 1992 (Berlin International Film Festival)
flagicon|Finland February 28, 1992
flagicon|USA October 9, 1992 (New York Film Festival)
flagicon|Australia May 21, 1993 (Adelaide Film Festival)
runtime = 100 mins
country = France
Italy
Sweden
Finland
language = French
budget =
imdb_id = 0105750
amg_id = 1:131208

"La Vie de Bohème" is a 1992 film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring Matti Pellonpää, Evelyne Didi and 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. FIPRESCI awarded the film the Forum of New Cinema award at the 1992 Berlin International Film Festival. At the 1992 European Film Awards, Matti Pellonpää and André Wilms were awarded the Best European Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively while Evelyne Didi was 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.

Plot

Marcel (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 Albania who 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

ee also

* La Vie de Bohème
* "La bohème"

External links

*imdb title|id=0105750|title=La Vie de Bohème


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