Rocky VI (1986 film)

Rocky VI (1986 film)

"Rocky VI" is a 1986 nine-minute black-and-white short parody of "Rocky IV" by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. The film stars Antti Juhani "Silu" Seppälä (Leningrad Cowboys) as Rocky and Sakari Kuosmanen as Igor, his Soviet opponent. In the film, the two boxers fight at Töölön kisahalli in Helsinki. The much bigger Igor quickly knocks out Rocky and wins the match. [cite web | title=Rocky VI | work=Orimattilan kaupunginkirjasto | url= | accessdate=2008-01-30| language=Finnish]

"Rocky VI" is still shown at many film festivals. In 2004, the film was screened at Finále Plzeň in Czech Republic and at Xèntric at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona in Spain. [cite web | title=Finnish films at festivals - Documentaries and short films | work=Finnish Film Foundation | url= | accessdate=2008-01-30] In 2007, the film was screened at Tampere Film Festival as part of a Kaurismäki retrospective. [cite web | title=Tampereen elokuvajuhlat 2007 | | url= | accessdate=2008-01-30| language=Finnish]

In the title, the letter VI does not actually represent number six, but an inverted IV, of "Rocky IV", the specific film parodied. The fifth film in the Rocky series, "Rocky V", was released almost four years after this parody, and the actual sixth Rocky film, "Rocky Balboa", would not be released until 2006.

ee also

*Ricky I


External links

* [ "Rocky VI"] at Allmovie

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