The Man Without A Past

The Man Without A Past

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and nominated for the 2003 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, this is the second part of Kaurismäki’s Finland trilogy following ‘Drifting Clouds’.

A man arrives in Helsinki only to be severely beaten and mugged. He sustains some head injuries which means he’s lost his memory and so has no choice but to start a completely new life, almost literally.

★★★★ “Echoing 50s B-movies of all kinds, especially with its noirish title and cod rock’n’roll musical moments, “The Man Without a Past” is offbeat, quirky quality” - Martyn Glanville, BBC

★★★★ Like a cork bobbing amiably on waves of lightness and unforced gaiety” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Runtime 93 Minutes
Release date 2003
  • Certification: 12