Ville Alfa (Aki Kaurismäki) lies, cheats, steals and chases women, that is until he falls in love with one particular woman, Tuula. Will Ville Alfa be able to change his ways or will his lies eventually lead to his downfall?
Shot in black and white, this is the first movie by the Kaurismäki brothers, and the one that has set the standard for all their films that came later. While not the best movie that the Kaurismäki's have made, it is well worth watching, if only to see where it all started.
Also featured is Jackpot 2 a short, more artistic film in colour that was created with the money that they won, from the liar at the Tampere film festival.
Extra features include talks by Mika about the liar and Jackpot 2 (in Finnish with English subtitles) and an on screen Mika Kaurismäki biography.
The films are in Finnish with subtitles in English, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.