Fiction

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MAN WITHOUT A PAST, THE
Aki Kaurismäki
FIN, DEU, FRA 2002
97min
V'02

In this touching story about a man who gets beaten to death and rises from the dead, but without memory, and tries to find his way back into the order of modern society, Aki Kaurismäki shows his trademark laconic humor but also a quiet, laid back wisdom about the world. Kaurismäkis film, a riff on traditional 1940s melodramas about an amnesiac trying to find a new life, is a fine example of both the directors deadpan humor, familiar to film festival audiences, and the amusing I-walked-With-a-Zombie acting style he prefers. (Kenneth Turan)

Credits
  • Markku Peltola - M
  • Kati Outinen - Irma
  • Juhani Niemelä - Nieminen
  • Kaija Pakarinen - Kaisa Nieminen
  • Sakari Kuosmanen - Anttila
  • Aniki Tähti - Managerin des Heilsarmee-Shops
  • Esko Nikkari - Bankräuber
  • Aki Kaurismäki
  • Jouko Lumme
  • Tero Malmberg
  • Timo Salminen
  • Timo Linnasalo
  • Antero Jakoila
  • The Renegades
  • Crazy Ken Band
  • Oulu Symphony Orchestra
  • Masao Onose u.a.
  • Markku Pätilä
  • Jukka Salmi
  • Outi Harjupatana
Sputnik Oy Museokatu 13A, 00100 Helsinki, Finnland T 9 6877 100, sputnik@sputnik.fi

Bavaria Film International Bavariafilmplatz 8 82031 Geiselgasteig, Deutschland T 89 6499 2686 bavaria.international@bavaria-film.de

Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3, 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14, stadtkino@nextra.at
35 mm
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