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I won't spoil the films ending by telling you how things turn out - but I will highly recommend this movie!
In fact, Markku's world becomes much more interesting in time, as the man without a past overcomes all obstacles, a rebel against a drab European Socialist nightmare.
During this film there is a lack of any type of facial expressions or emotions of the characters, even when they are speaking to each other.
Wonderful movie about very poor people helping each other against a backdrop of a homeless shanty town in Helsinki. Read morePublished 5 months ago by James J. Stark
Top-notch story and acting. I discovered this after watching Le Havre by the same director, which I also recommend. It is well worth the trouble of having to read sub-titles.Published 6 months ago by Steve in Memphis
Subtle. moving, moments of pure delight, Kaurismaki takes us on a mystery tour of one man's journey from darkness into light with surprises, laughs and insights along the way. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stan Kucharczyk
This is a very enjoyable, if not a bit eccentric, film. Having been to Finland and worked with several of them, I found the personalities in the movie easy to relate to. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sedge
In Finnish, as I recall. Very interesting. Funny at times. Realisim counts for plenty with me. Nice to see losers find each other.Published 18 months ago by Maurice L. Wymore
Finnish movie. We analyzed it in my Scandinavian cinema class in college and that didn't even ruin it! Finns have a dry sense of humor compared to Americans. Read morePublished 23 months ago by talya
Aki Kaurismaki's 2002 film MIES VAILLA MENEISYTTA (The Man without a Past) has become the director's most successful film internationally. It's easy to see why. Read morePublished on April 14, 2009 by Christopher Culver
I've watched this three times now, and throughly enjoyed all three viewings, finding this film to really be a unique one. Read morePublished on March 19, 2009 by Craig Connell