The Man Without a Past

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Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
2002
97 minutes
M
All Kaurismäki’s themes combine in this delightfully optimistic, serenely graceful, film about a man with amnesia who has to start again.

A stranger in town is robbed, beaten and left for dead.  He can’t remember his past, and has to start again. Markku Peltola plays the newcomer who experiences the comfort of strangers and makes his home in a shipping container. Kati Outinen is a member of the Salvation Army who becomes his companion. He also adopts a supposedly savage dog named Hannibal and encourages the Army’s band to play rock ’n’ roll. In other words, it brings together all the signature Kaurismäki ideas.

              – David Stratton, Retrospective Curator 

 

Gentle, charming, quirky and utterly unique … [Kaurismäki] could hardly be seen to better effect than in this deadpan comedy. – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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The Man Without a Past

Art Gallery of NSW
Mon 11 June
3pm—4:37pm
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Year
2002
Classification
M
Country
Finland, Germany, France
Language
In Finnish with English subtitles
Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Producer
Aki Kaurismäki
Cast
Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemelä
Screenwriter
Aki Kaurismäki
Cinematographer
Ramia Suleiman, Timo Salminen
Company Credits
35mm Print Source: NFSA | Rights Holder: Palace Films Australia
Original Title
Mies Vailla Menneisyytta
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