Mika Kaurismäki had an overnight sensation with his first film Liar (1980). It marked the beginning of a new era in Finnish cinema, in which the Kaurismäki brothers led the way. Since then, Mika Kaurismäki has made a host of feature films and documentaries, including The Worthless, Rosso, Helsinki Napoli, LA Without a Map, Mama Africa, Brasileirinho, Road North and Girl King.