The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.
|卡蒂·奥廷宁 (Kati Outinen)||饰||Ilona Koponen|
|卡里·瓦纳宁 (Kari Väänänen)||饰||Lauri Koponen|
|叶琳娜·萨罗 (Elina Salo)||饰||Rouva Sjöholm (Mrs. Sjöholm)|
|马库·佩尔托拉 (Markku Peltola)||饰||Lajunen|
|Pyramide Productions (in association with)|
|Pandora Filmproduktion (in association with) (as Pandora Film)|
|Yleisradio (YLE) (in association with) (as YLE TV-1)|
|发行公司||Musidora Films (All media) (Spain)|
|Sputnik (1996) (Theatrical) (Finland)|
|Metro Tartan Distribution Ltd. (1997) (Theatrical) (United Kingdom)|
|Atalanta Filmes (All media) (Portugal)|
- The film was originally meant to be a direct sequel to Varjoja paratiisissa (1986), with 马蒂·佩龙帕 reprising his famous role as Nikander. Since Pellonpää died during pre-production, 阿基·考里斯马基 rewrote the entire script. However, the characters played by 卡蒂·奥廷宁 and Sakari Kuosmanen still retain the names they had in the previous film (Ilona and Melartin, respectively).
- Although most of the films directed by 阿基·考里斯马基 take place in Helsinki, which is a bilingual city, this is the first of his movies where someone speaks Swedish.
- Dedicated to the memory of 马蒂·佩龙帕 (who was frequently cast by director 阿基·考里斯马基) for whom the main role was originally intended. The child who can be seen in the photo is Pellonpää, a homage.