导演: 阿基·考里斯马基 Aki Kaurismaki
主演: Twist-Twist Erkinharju / Ben Granfelt / Sakke Järvenpää
类型: 纪录片 / 音乐
语言: 芬兰语 / 英语 / 法语 / 俄语
片长: 54 分钟
牛仔撞红军超级演唱会的剧情简介 · · · · · ·
关于一场演唱会的电影《Total Balalaika Show》（“Balalaika”是俄罗斯的一种民族乐器，三角形，有三根弦。）。“Total Balalaika Show”这场空前的“合作”演唱会，演出者是“列宁格勒牛仔”和一整支全副军装、成员共有160人的俄罗斯红军合唱团。演唱会于1993年6月12日在 芬兰赫尔辛基的Senate广场举行，总共从芬兰和俄罗斯来了7万名热切的观众。也算是在冷战时期对“和平共处”的一个注解吧。演唱会的歌曲主要是西方摇 滚和俄罗斯民族歌曲的大杂烩，俄罗斯的民族舞者也参加了演出。
同年，“列宁格勒牛仔”和这支160人的俄罗斯红军合唱团还在德国柏林举行了一场“NOKIA Balalaika Show”，整场演出由当时如日中天的诺基亚赞助。“列宁格勒牛仔”那时在德国也是当红炸子鸡。
“列宁格勒牛仔”这支乐队，其实是芬兰著名导演Aki Kaurism?ki（阿基·考利斯马基）的发明。“阿基·考利斯马基是一位饮誉国际影坛多年的天才导演，早年曾乾过邮差、洗碗工以及影评人。”1989 年阿基·考利斯马基拍了一部片子《Leningrad Cowboys Go America（列宁格勒牛仔去美国）》，在这部电影里，一支叫做“列宁格勒牛仔”的乐队去美国闯荡。阿基起用了一支现实中的乐队“Sleepy Sleepers”来扮演“列宁格勒牛仔”，另外还加入了Nicky Tesco，此人是英国朋克乐队“The Members”的前成员。就在《列宁格勒牛仔去美国》这部电影完成之后，这支不一般的飞机头乐队“列宁格勒牛仔”也找到了生命力。之后他们就以这个名字 演出、发行唱片等等，很快就大红大紫起来。
Original title: Total Balalaika Show
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Assistant director: Erkki Astala
Cinematography : Heikki Ortamo
Editing: Timo Linnasalo
Sound: Jouko Lumme
Cast and Crew: The Leningrad Cowboys, The Alexandrov Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble, Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää, Jore Marjaranta, Ekke Niiva, Pemo Ojala, Silu Seppälä, Mauri Sumén, Mato Valtonen
Prepare yourself, for the Total Balalaika Show is like no other concert film ever made. This memorable show, immortalised on celluloid by Aki Kaurismäki, is a collaboration between the Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble. What initially portends to be the bastard-child coupling of rock and classical music turns out, in fact, to be a hugely entertaining experience -- as witnessed by 30,000 fans.
The background to the strange partnership is this: the Leningrad Cowboys were a rocker-boy group created by Kaurismäki in an earlier film, while the Red Army Ensemble was formed to prevent extinction of the Russian folk-music heritage. When these two entities are first glimpsed on stage the contrast seems unbridgeable; rows of musicians in full military uniform at the back with the Cowboys (flaunting winkle-picker shoes and enormous quiffs) at the front. However, as soon as they launch into the first song we see and hear just how well they are suited. Mixing rock songs (Delilah, Gimme All Your Lovin, Those Were the Days etc) with classical pieces (Kalinka, The Volga Boat Man) works perfectly (the huge audience certainly seem to think so!).
It's true that seeing Red Army soldiers sing about laying down their weapons, or strumming balalaikas to the tune of ZZ Top, seems faintly bizarre but they really add depth to these popular songs. Unfortunately the Cowboys can't contribute much to the classical music, other than to dance around, but this isn't too important. A more removed viewpoint shows that this concert mirrors some of the changes happening in Russia at the time (1993), such as decreasing respect for the past and the greater influence of capitalistic values. These are intriguing points to consider while watching the film but the most important fact is this; the concert is great fun and well worth catching.
Aki Kaurismäki’s film of the Leningrad Cowboys’ massive concert in Helsinki’s Senate Square with the 150-member Alexandrov Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble is a loving tribute to the rock band he made famous. Seventy thousand people turned out for this megaspectacle; featuring musical selections from Sibelius to Bob Dylan, it crossed genre and national divides. Also included on this disc are the Leningrad Cowboys music videos “Rocky VI,” “Thru the Wire,” “L.A. Woman,” “Those Were the Days,” and “These Boots.”
01. Suomi Himn
02. Volga Boatmen
03. Happy Together
05. Knocking'on Heaven's door
06. Oh, Field
08. Gimme all your lovin'
09. Jewellery box
10. Sweet home Alabama
11. Dark eyes
12. Those were the days