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Total Balalaika Show (Widescreen) (Region 1) - Kaurismaki, Aki
Releasedatum: 10 mei 2005
Rock meets traditional folk music in the most unusual of concert films. It was 1993, on Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland, when the Leningrad Cowboys joined the Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble for a unique blend of music and spectacle. The Leningrad Cowboys are an American influenced Finnish show-band that likes to parody the clichés of rock stardom (like their over-the-top Elvisesque hairdos), while the Red Army Ensemble was formed to preserve Russian folk music. The event drew 70.000 people and involved two nations, Finland and Russia, that were at war a half a century ago and then endured a "peaceful coexistence" during the Cold War. Director Aki Kaurismäki ('Leningrad Cowboys Go America', 'The Man Without a Past') effectively captures the glorious, hilarious and poignant splendor of this weird, wild show.

DVD Extra's:
Music videos. Behind-the-scenes footage. Interviews. Five bonus shorts by Aki Kaurismäki, and more.

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