Overview

Iris has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother and stepfather. One weekend, wearing her new red dress at a local dance, she ends up going home with Aarne, whom she mistakenly believes is her new boyfriend. When she discovers that she's pregnant, years of pent-up rage explode in a shocking outburst.

  1. Aki Kaurismäki

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kati Outinen

    Kati Outinen

    Iris Rukka

  2. Elina Salo

    Elina Salo

    Mother

  3. Esko Nikkari

    Esko Nikkari

    Stepfather

  4. Vesa Vierikko

    Vesa Vierikko

    Aarne

  5. Reijo Taipale

    Singer

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Facts

Original Title Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 12, 1990
    S
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    For all ages.

Original Language Finnish

Runtime 1h 9m

Budget $474,700.00

Revenue -

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