The Man Without a Past (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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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 ... See full summary »


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  • Kati Outinen and Markku Peltola in The Man Without a Past (2002)
  • Kati Outinen in The Man Without a Past (2002)
  • Kati Outinen and Markku Peltola in The Man Without a Past (2002)
  • Kati Outinen and Annikki Tähti in The Man Without a Past (2002)
  • Kati Outinen and Markku Peltola in The Man Without a Past (2002)

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10 September 2002 | mcnally
9
| Tender-hearted and Hopeful
I saw this film at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. This sweet-natured film tells the story of a man given a fresh start. After being brutally mugged, the man loses his memory and has to rebuild his life. Without a job or money, he lands among the poorest of Helsinki's denizens, living in a cargo container by the docks. He meets and falls in love with a Salvation Army worker, and this relationship in particular made the film seem like an old 50s melodrama. The warm lighting and bright colours added to the romantic feel. This little twist of irony, as well as a generous helping of deadpan humour, had me smiling even as our hero struggled against the prejudices of a society unable to trust a man without a name.

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