Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Somewhere in the tundra, in no-man’s land, lives the worst rock ’n’ roll band in the world, an outfit with no audience and absolutely no commercial potential. And so they decide to bury their national sentiments and go to the United States where people swallow any kind of shit. This film is the story of their journey over the ocean and through the continent, a story of seamy bars and honest folk in the backyards of the Hamburger Nation. Ugly actors, good feelings!
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Direction: Aki Kaurismäki
Script: Aki Kaurismäki, with the collaboration of: Sakke Jarvenpaa, Mato Valtonen
Cinematography: Τimo Salminen
Editing: Raija Talvio
Sound: Jouko Lumme
Music: Mauri Sumen, Leningrad Cowboys
Actors: The Leningrad Cowboys, Nicky Tesco, Matti Pellonpaa, Kari Vaananen, Jim Jarmusch
Production: Villealfa Filmproductions Oy, Swedish Film Institute
Producers: Aki Kaurismäki, Klas Olofson, Katinka Faragó
Art Direction: Kari Laine, The Leningrad Cowboys, Heikki Ukkonen
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Finland, Sweden
Production Year: 1989
Duration: 78'
Contact: The Match Factory

Aki Kaurismäki


1985 Calamari Union (fiction)
1988 Ariel (fiction)
1989 Leningrad Cowboys Go America (fiction)
1992 La Vie de Boheme (fiction)
1993 Pida Huivista Kiinni, Tatjana | Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana (fiction)
1996 Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat | Drifting Clouds (fiction)
2002 Mies Vailla Menneisyytta | The Man without a Past (fiction)
2006 Laitakaupungin Valot | Lights in the Dusk (fiction)
2011 Le Havre (fiction)