La vie de bohème
La vie de bohème
La vie de bohème
La vie de bohème
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La vie de bohème

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 1992

This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Based on stories from Henri Murger’s influential mid-nineteenth-century book Scènes de la vie de bohème (the basis for the opera La bohème), the film features a marvelous trio of Kaurismäki regulars—André Wilms, Matti Pellonpää, and Karl Väänänen—as a writer, painter, and composer who scrape by together, sharing in life’s daily absurdities. Gorgeously shot in black and white, La vie de bohème is a vibrantly scrappy rendition of a beloved tale.


  • 103 min
  • B&W
  • 1.85:1


  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • 35mm

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