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Title Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a past / Sputnik Oy esittää a Sony Pictures Classics release in association with Bavaria Film International present a Sputnik Oy production in association with YLE TV-1/Ella Nerning, Pandora Film, .. The Finnish Film Foundation and Nordic Film and Television Fund ; producer, Aki Kaurismäki ; written & directed by Aki Kaurismäki..

Publication Info. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  FOREIGN DVD MAN    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - DVDs  DVD FOREIGN MAN    Check Shelf
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Credits Director of photography, Timo Salminen ; editor, Timo Linnasalo ; wardrobe, Outi Harjupatana ; set designer, Marikku Pätilä.
Cast Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä, Kaija Pakarinen, Säkori Kuosmanen.
Summary After a man is beaten and declared dead, he suddenly sits up and walks out of the hospital on his own. Determined to start his life over in a new town and unable to remember his name or anything about his past, he becomes involved with a mother and her sons. Everything seems good until his past comes back to haunt him.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence.
System Details DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital.
Awards Cannes Film Festival, 2002: Best Actress (Kati Outinen); Grand Prize of the Jury (Aki Kaurismäki); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Aki Kaurismäki).
Jussi Awards, 2003: Jussi Best Actress (Kati Outinen); Best Cinematography (Timo Salminen); Best Direction (Aki Kaurismäki); Best Editing (Timo Linnasalo); Best Film; Best Script (Aki Kaurismäki).
Language Finnish dialogue, English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Assault and battery -- Drama.
Memory disorders -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Foreign films -- Finland.
Comedy films.
Added Author Kaurismäki, Aki, 1957-
Peltola, Markku, 1956-2007.
Outinen, Kati, 1961-
Tähti, Annikki, 1929-2017
Niemelä, Juhani, 1941-
Pakarinen, Kaija, 1954-
Kuosmanen, Sakari, 1956-
Salminen, Timo.
Linnasalo, Timo.
Harjupatana, Outi.
Pätilä, Marikku.
Sputnik Oy (Firm)
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Bavaria Film International (Firm)
YLE TV-1 (Firm)
Pandora Film (Firm)
Suomen elokuvasäätiö.
Nordic Film and Television Fund.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Man without a past
ISBN 1404922849
Standard No. 043396002203
Music No. 00220 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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