Leningrad Cowboys Go America
Available on Prime Video, iTunes
This hilarious road movie follows the misadventures of the worst rock and roll band in the world, the Leningrad Cowboys. When a promoter in their native Siberia, stunned by the band’s lack of talent, advises them to try their luck in America they head for New York. Having learned English en route on the plane and sporting shades, oversized quiffs and outrageously long winkle-pickers, they are passed off as Americans. Jim Jarmusch, in a cameo role as a shifty car salesman, sells them an old Cadillac in which they head south with their frozen bass player and a coffin full of beer.
Starring Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Nicky Tesco
Director Aki Kaurismäki