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THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST

by Aki Kaurismäki

synopsis

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 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.

international title: The Man Without a Past
original title: Mies vailla menneisyyttä
country: Finland, Germany, France
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
film run: 97'
release date: FI 01/03/2002, DK 18/10/2002, FR 06/11/2002, IT 06/12/2002, ES 31/01/2003, NL 25/09/2003
screenplay: Aki Kaurismäki
cast: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä
cinematography by: Timo Salminen
film editing: Timo Linnasalo
art director: Markku Pätilä, Jukka Salmi
costumes designer: Outi Harjupatana
producer: Aki Kaurismäki
production: Sputnik Oy, Pandora Filmproduktion, Pyramide Productions, YLE
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Bim Distribuzione, Golem Distribución, Øst for Paradis, Upstream pictures