Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö



The MATCH FACTORY GIRL follows Aki Kaurismäki "Shadows in Paradise" (1986) and "Ariel" (1988) as the third film in Aki Kaurismäki's "Proletarian Trilogy". The story is not based on Andersen's famous fairytale "The Little Match Girl", yet this still, humane and simply executed portrait of poor Iris, who is shamelessly used and mercilessly oppressed by everyone around her, does indeed have elements of a terrifying fairytale - the wicked mother, the cold-hearted stepfather and a Prince Charming who is only a prince in her imagination. Iris takes a dreadful revenge...

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki

Written by: Aki Kaurismäki

Produced by: Aki Kaurismäki, Klas Olofsson, Katinka Farago

Main Cast: Reijo Taipale, Silu Seppälä, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko

Nominations and Awards

  • European Film 1990