Monday, September 15, 2008

Aikalainen

[A Contemporary]/ En samtida. FI 1984. D: Timo Linnasalo. Based on the novel Notes from Underground (Zapiski iz podpolja, 1865) by F.M. Dostoyevsky. Starring Paavo Piskonen (the Underground Man). 72 min. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 14 September 2008. - In the presence of Timo Linnasalo and Paavo Piskonen, interviewed by ?Eero Tammi?. TL and PP told that the idea came from PP, based on the dramatization by Ilpo Tuomarila, directed for the stage by Heikki Mäkelä. A Russian critic commened: poor guys, now you'll never get rid of Dostoyevsky. Piskonen met Jack Nicholson in ?Cannes?,and he said: Know Thyself. - This time I watched only the introduction to this rare film version of the first existentialist novel.

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