The Match Factory Girl

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The Match Factory Girl

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The Match Factory Girl

Release Date: January 12, 1990

Year    :   1990
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Svenska Filminstitutet, Villealfa Filmproductions, Finnkino, Esselte Video
Director    :   Aki Kaurismäki
Producers    :   Aki Kaurismäki, Jaakko Talaskivi, Klaus Heydemann, Katinka Faragó, Klas Olofsson, Sinikka Usvamaa, Erkki Astala, Haije Alanoja, Kari Laine, Jaana Puhakka
Writers    :   Aki Kaurismäki
RunTime    :   69 mins.
Budget    :   474700

Iris has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother and stepfather. One weekend, wearing her new red dress at a local dance, she ends up going home with Aarne, whom she mistakenly believes is her new boyfriend. When she discovers that she's pregnant, years of pent-up rage explode in a shocking outburst.

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