Mika Kaurismäki

Mika Kaurismäki

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Produzent
*21.09.1955 Orimattila, Finnland


Born in Orimattila in Finland on 21.9.1955, he studied at the Munich College of Television and Film from 1977-81 and made a name for himself with ironic gangster films such as "Rosso" (1985) and "Helsinki Napoli" (1987). He co-founded the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Sápmi in 1986 and moved to Brazil in 1992. Since making his punk documentary, "Saimaa-Ilmiö" (1981) his films have often portrayed Afro-American musicians, most recently Billy Cobham of the band "Sonic Mirror".

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)


2014/2015 The Girl King
Director, Producer
2009-2011 Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba
Director, Screenplay, Co-Producer
2005-2007 Sonic Mirror
Director, Screenplay, Producer
2004/2005 Brasileirinho
Director, Screenplay, Producer
2002-2004 Honey Baby
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
2001/2002 Moro no Brasil
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1999 Sehnsucht nach Jack
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1996 Sambolico
Director, Screenplay, Editing
1994 Kaurismäki & Kaurismäki
1994 The Final Kick
1993/1994 Tigrero - Ein Film, der nie gemacht wurde
1991 Die letzte Grenze
1987 Helsinki Napoli - All Night Long
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1981 Valehtelija - Der Lügner
Director, Producer
1979 Smash - Gefahr aus der Unendlichkeit
Assistant camera
1979 Wilde Witwe
Director, Director of photography
1978 Bei Anna