The Man Without a Past(AK)
Aki’s compassion for the marginalised comes to its most refined expression in this second part of the ‘Loser Trilogy’. His tenderness embraces a nameless man, who loses his memory after being savagely beaten by muggers. He joins some homeless folk living in genteel contentment in empty containers, as love blossoms with the Salvation Army lady. A brightly idiosyncratic testament to a community’s capacity for resilience and kindness, this uplifting comedy is a rarified blend of heartfelt socio-political sensitivity and Kaurismäki-esque deadpan. Tähti steals the show, taking home the Palm Dog. Screening with Dogs Have No Hell (2002, 10min) at the screening on 11/5.
Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Cast
Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti
Release Date
11-05-2024
Language
Finnish
Run Time
97 minutes
CINEMATHEQUE
04 Jun
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