The Man Without a Past (2002)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Release Date - Apr 4, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Finland, France, Germany  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Aki Kaurismaki's The Man Without a Past opens with the title character (Markku Peltola) being savagely beaten. At the hospital he is declared dead, but he sits up and walks out on his own power. He is taken in by a mother and her two sons, discovers an old jukebox that inspires local musicians, and discovers he has skills as a welder. When he becomes unwittingly involved in a bank robbery, and the man is unable to give the police his name, the cops send out feelers trying to figure out the man's identity. Soon his wife appears. The Man Without a Past was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the Grand Prix, the most storied prize after the Palme D'Or.

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amnesia

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High Artistic Quality