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MPAA Rating - PG13

Length:
    97 Minutes

Genre:
    Comedy Drama

Original Release Date:
    Oct 7, 2003

Director
    Aki Kaurismäki

Cast
    Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemela, Kaija Pakarinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Annikki Tahti

 
Movie Summary
Aki Kaurismakis 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 mans 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 DOr. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide


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