The Man Without a past

The Man Without a past
The Man Without a past
  • PG-13
  • 1h 37m
  • 2002
Certified Fresh98%
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Nominated for an Academy Award® (2003 Best Foreign Language Film), this second installment of acclaimed Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki's Finland Trilogy is a comic drama that's both totally unique and completely irresistible. When a laborer (Markku Peltola) arrives in Helsinki in search of a job, he gets a brutal surprise beating in a local park by a group of thugs instead. He miraculously survives, but amnesia prevents him from remembering anything, including his name. Soon, a Salvation Army worker (2002 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award Winner Kati Outinen) develops a shy interest in him, and a sweet, natural romance begins between the two. But just as the man's life begins to make sense again, his past suddenly returns to haunt him.
© 2002 Sony Pictures Classics

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Kaurismäki delivers another droll comedy full of his trademark humor.
Orlando Sentinel
Jay Boyar

Kaurismaki's movies can tickle you with the briefest of statements, the smallest of gestures.

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington

A powerful film made with minimal means, it's a story of poor people on the fringes of society, do...

June 17, 2017
Arizona Republic
Richard Nilsen

Deliciously slow-paced film.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:November 6, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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