The Man Without a Past
- Original title
Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past)
- Running time
- 97 min.
Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemelä, Kaija Pakarinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Annikki Tähti, Anneli Sauli, Elina Salo, Outi Mäenpää, Esko Nikkari, Pertti Sveholm, Matti Wuori, Aino Seppo, Janne Hyytiäinen, Antti Reini, Tähti, Marko Haavisto, Jukka Teerisaari, Jyrki Telilä, Jouni Saario
Co-production Finland-Germany-France; Sputnik, Pandora Film
Comedy. Drama. Romance | Poverty. Black Comedy. Comedy-Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy. 'The Man Without a Past' delivers a new edge to the story that stirred viewers all around the world in 'Drifting Clouds'. Without side-stepping bitter issues, one could paint an image of a small country in the North in a touching, amusing, and liberating way. At the beginning of this new film, a man has travelled to Helsinki in search of work, gets mugged, loses his memory, and has to start completely anew, from scratch. He discovers love, and is forced to discover values with which man will not be ashamed to live. A small story about people who still know how to be gentle, an enormous cinematic experience..
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: 3 Awards in el Cannes Film Festival, including Best Actress, Jury Prize
: San Sebastián: FIPRESCI Award: Best Movie Of the Year
: César Awards: Nominated for Best European Movie
: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Foreign Film
: European Film Awards: 7 Nominations including Best Film
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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