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The Man Without a Past (Mies vailla menneisyyttä) (2002)

The Man Without a Past
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7.7 IMDB rating

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Juhani Niemelä

Juhani Niemelä

Nieminen
Kaija Pakarinen

Kaija Pakarinen

Kaisa Nieminen
Annikki Tähti

Annikki Tähti

Manager of Flea Market
Anneli Sauli

Anneli Sauli

Bar Owner
Elina Salo

Elina Salo

Dock Clerk


Written by
Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Kaurismäki

(written by)


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A good movie

2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 2 8:42
To be honest, I’m not really an expert on Aki Kaurismäki’s work but since this movie was very well received, I really wanted to check this movie. Eventually, I had a hard time to get into this movie. Still, even though I wasn't really blown by the whole thing, I thought it was pretty good. The point is that Kaurismaki has such a peculiar style and it is, at the same time, the appeal of this m... read more
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Description: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting ... (more)
Release date: 2 August 2002
UPC: 043396002203
Finland (13), 2000s (9), Drama (8), Comedy (6), Helsinki (5), Finnish (5), Romance (5), 2002 (4), Poverty (3), Kaurismäki (3), (2), Cannes Winner (2), European (2), Train (2), The Man Without A Past (2), Mushroom (1), Working Man (1), Weapon (1), Thriller (1), Morgue (1)
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"7.2. Aki Kaurismäen elokuvataide on aina ollut lähellä sydäntäni, eikä ohjaajan tunnetuinkaan työ pahemmin säästele liikutukselta unohtumattomien hahmojen ja lakonisten kaupunkikuvien parissa. Välillä joissakin kohtauksissa on niinkin väkeviä kontrasteja, esimerkkinä päähenkilön vierailu kahvilassa, että ne naurattavat sekä kouraisevat syvältä samanaikaisesti. Onhan se vain fantastista todistaa tällaista, toki tragedian sävyttämää optimismia vähäosaisten keskuudessa."


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