The Leningrad Cowboys form a collective and recurring character in Aki Kaurismäki’s prolific career. There are over 5 other titles, short films included, in this director’s filmography which feature the group. Together, they form a highly versatile music group, but also a human trait, one found at the intersection of naivety and joy for life. The group is highly stylised, from the way it dresses to the way in behaves, reminding you of early Jim Jarmush work like Down by Law or Night on Earth (no wonder he makes an appearance as an actor!). Clocking in at one hour and ten, in this iteration we’re on board a silly road trip comedy following the American adventures of the group, led by their sneaky manager who cashes in on the money while he’s feeding raw onions to the group. Super juicy!