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Juhani Niemela in The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past

2002 PG-13

A man (Markku Peltola) who's traveled to Helsinki in search of work gets mugged, loses his memory and is forced to start his life anew. Along the way, he finds love with a woman (Kati Outinen) and discovers values he had never known. Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki brings us a simple story about people who still know how to be gentle, a film that indicates a fine awareness of tradition in relation to both Finnish and European cinema.