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The Man Without A Past

The second part of Aki Kaurismaki's "Finland" trilogy (coming after "Drifting Clouds"), 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. Wonderful deadpan black comedy; another winner from Kaurismaki. "Another classic from one of my very favourite film directors - it's sad enough to make you laugh, and funny enough to make you cry" - Jim Jarmusch.

Year: 2002
Genre: Scandinavian Cinema, Film Festivals 2002, Nick's Favourites, 2003, Who am I? Movie Amnesia, Black Humour
Country: Finland
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemela, Kaija Pakarinen
Duration: 97 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence.
Subtitles: Yes
7.7/10
Location in store: Foreign (Scandinavia)

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