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The Match Factory Girl


Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko View All


Aki Kaurismäki (Screenplay), Aki Kaurismäki (Director) View All

Release: Jan. 12th, 1990
Runtime: 1 hour, 9 minutes
Iris is a shy and dowdy young woman stuck in a dead-end job at a match factory, who dreams of finding love at the local dancehall. Finding herself pregnant after a one-night stand and abandoned by the father, Iris finally decides the time has come to get even and she begins to plot her revenge.
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A young woman named Iris (Kati Outinen) lives in a city in Finland with her mother and stepfather, working days in a match factory and spending her nights unsuccessfully looking for love in nightclubs.