Two classics from famous Finish director Aki Kaurismäki.
The Match Factory Girl (1990) liris (Kati Outinen) hates her job working on the assembly line in a match factory to provide for her ungrateful mother and stepfather. However, when she one day has a romantic encounter with a wealthy businessman she thinks her life might be about to change. But he thought it was no more than a one-night stand and this is not the news liris wanted to hear.
Ariel (1988) Taisto (Turo Pajala), a newly-unemployed miner from Lapland, sets off in a Cadillac convertible for a fresh start in Helsinki. Joined in his odyssey by meter maid Irmeli (Susanna Haavisto) and her young son, Taitso's plans take a series of unexpected turns in this dryly comic and satirical melange of road movie and film noir.