Zombie and the Ghost Train

Zombie and the Ghost Train (Finnish: Zombie ja Kummitusjuna) is a 1991 Finnish film directed by Mika Kaurismäki. It focuses on Antti (aka Zombie), a loner who loves performing music but leads a miserable life otherwise.

Zombie and the Ghost Train
Directed byMika Kaurismäki
Screenplay byMika Kaurismäki
Story by
  • Sakke Järvenpää
  • Mika Kaurismäki
  • Pauli Pentti
Produced byMika Kaurismäki
  • Silu Seppälä
  • Marjo Leinonen
  • Matti Pellonpää
CinematographyOlli Varja
Edited byMika Kaurismäki
Music byMauri Sumén
Distributed byFinnkino
Release date
  • 26 July 1991 (1991-07-26) (Finland)
Running time
88 minutes


  • Silu Seppälä as Zombie
  • Marjo Leinonenas Marjo
  • Matti Pellonpää as Harri
  • Vieno Saaristo as Äiti
  • Juhani Niemelä as Isä


Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Kaurismaki is more successful with wry, atmospheric touches than with efforts to find emotional intensity in Zombie's plight."[1] Kevin Thomas wrote, "It is as fine as anything either of the talented, charismatic Kaurismaki brothers has ever done. It is a rueful, often darkly funny portrait".[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (1991-10-04). "Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. ^ Thomas, Kevin (1992-10-16). "'Boheme' and 'Zombie' Top Finnish Series". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-02-18.

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