Aki Olavi Kaurismäki (b. 1957) is a Finish film director. He had his debut in 1981 and attracted a lot of attention with his disrespectful screen version of the Dostoyevsky novel “Crime and Punishment “(1983). In the following years he has directed a number of films and is known for his outdistanced language and his interest in the anti-heroes of everyday often in an unsentimental humorous way.