film

reviews










 

Mies vailla menneisyyttä (2002)

Director:
Aki Kaurismäki 
COUNTRY
Finland/Germany/France
GENRE
Comedy/Drama
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
The Man Without a Past
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Mannen uten minne
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Aki Kaurismäki 
Screenwriter:
Aki Kaurismäki 


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
M Markku Peltola
Irma Kati Outinen
Nieminen Juhani Niemelä
Kaisa Nieminen Kaija Pakarinen
Anttila Sakari Kuosmanen

 

Review

On the surface a peculiar and charming tale about a lost middle-aged man, suffering from amnesia after an accident, who has to try and find his way back into society. Kaurismäki shoots his film with a colourful nostalgic lense, paying tribute to the technicolor movies of the 50s and to the simple things in life, centered around our need for fitting in. The film is thoroughly subdued both in style and tone, and Kaurismäki's stylized visuals and narrative makes the film charming, but also somewhat reticent.

Copyright © 2.5.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

[BACK TO INDEX]

[HAVE YOUR SAY]