Hamlet liikemaailmassa. Aki Kaurismäki. 1987. ⚂
[fifteen minutes pass]
“starring Pirkka-Pekka Petelius”. Is that possibly the most Finnish name ever?
So this really is a version of Hamlet? So far the storyline is kinda vague… Is Kaurismäki depending on the viewer remembering how Hamlet goes? I mean, like everybody else, I’ve seen at least half a dozen stagings of it, but… I don’t… really remember the plot. I mean, beyond the basics of the uncle killing his father etc etc there’s the rub, but… this seems like it would have been more fun if I could remember just exactly what Rosenkranz and Guildenetc did, precisely? And I don’t.
Yes, yes, this is a comedy (a parody?), but still.
Well… If you do the dead-pan the humour in excess, the movie’s gonna… die?
I’m kinda amusing, but it’s also kinda annoying.