The Match Factory Girl

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Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
1990
68 minutes
15+
A factory worker is exploited not only by her employers but also by her family and friends – until she stands up for herself.

The spirit of French director Robert Bresson hovers over this beautifully made yet sad little story about one of life’s losers. Kati Outinen plays the eponymous heroine who lives with her mother and stepfather, who spend her earnings and treat her badly. At the dancehall she’s a perennial wallflower. Then she meets a man, but a one-night stand proves no solution to her troubles.

              – David Stratton, Retrospective Curator 

 

Although it is about a depressed woman, it is always challenging us… He makes no conventional attempt to ‘entertain’. That's why he's so entertaining. – Roger Ebert 

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The Match Factory Girl

Art Gallery of NSW
Sun 10 June
12:30pm—1:38pm
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Year
1990
Classification
15+
Country
Finland, Sweden
Language
In Finnish with English subtitles
Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Producer
Aki Kaurismäki, Klas Olofsson, Katinka Farago
Cast
André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Screenwriter
Aki Kaurismäki
Cinematographer
Timo Salminen
Company Credits
35mm Print Source: Finnish Film Institute | Rights Holder: Palace Films Australia
Original Title
Tulitikkutehtaan Tytto
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