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Mies vailla menneisyyttä (Man without a past, The) (2002)

Original Title : Mies vailla menneisyyttä
Director : Aki Kaurismäki
Writer : Aki Kaurismäki
Genre : Comedy
Fantasy
Country : Finland
Language : Finnish
Producer : Aki Kaurismäki
Music : Ken Yokoyama
Photography : Timo Salminen
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for some violence.
IMDB ID : 0311519
Official site : http://www.der-mann-ohne-vergangenheit.de/
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Mies vailla menneisyyttä (Man without a past, The) (2002) - Aki Kaurismäki
 

Starring

Markku Peltola M
Kati Outinen Irma
Juhani Niemelä Nieminen
Kaija Pakarinen Kaisa Nieminen
Sakari Kuosmanen Anttila
Annikki Tähti Flea Market Manageress
Anneli Sauli Bar Owner
Elina Salo Shipyard Clerk
 

Plot

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.
 

Comments

Guys and Dolls Aki Kaurismaki's film is a metaphor about surviving the worst possibletragedy in which a man loses his mind because the brutal beating that is inflicted upon him,after which, he transforms himself into a much better person than he was prior to that moment in which fate plays the horrible trick on him. This is a film for acquired tastes of Kaurimaki's work. As a rule, his characters are people that are living outside society, as we know it, in a world of their own. Kaurismaki and his team always give us deadpan people who, at times, are hard to accept, but once the viewer falls for them, he is in for a good ride. Mr. Kaurismaki has found actors such as Markku Peltola who is the man without the past, and Kati Outinen as the Salvation Army worker who falls in love with him, not knowing what she is in for. Ms. Outinen is marvelous in her interpretation of Irma. She plays such stoic women in everything I have seen her in. She is a very good actress who tends to erase herself, but her presence is felt throughout the film. It is very interesting to see how many of the films that are nominated for the the Oscar as the best foreign film sometimes are not shown until after the awards are given, probably due to the fact of the narrow audiences they attract.
 
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