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

The Man Without a Past
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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
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A good movie

4 years, 6 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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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 his life back on track.
Release date: 2 August 2002
UPC: 043396002203
Tags: Finland (13), 2000s (9), Drama (8), Comedy (6), Helsinki (5), Finnish (5), Romance (5), 2002 (4), Kaurismäki (3), Poverty (3), The Man Without A Past (2), European (2), Cannes Winner (2), Train (2), (2), Music Manager (1), Black Comedy (1), Suitcase (1), Cinefiel (1), Shower (1)
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A good movie

“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 movie but somehow, I guess it was not really my cup of tea either. I mean, it is very quiet, with few dialogs and it is basically based more on silence and body languages. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m French and in the Latin cultures, we tend to show more our feelings and state of mind so maybe that’s why I had a hard time to get into those characters. Still, it remains a nice drama” read more

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