The Man without a Past
Directed by Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Marku Pettola, Kate Outinen,
Sakari Kuosmanen, Esko Nikkari, Tähti
Within the first ten minutes into Aki Kaurismaki’s ‘Mies Vailla Menniesyyttä', the eponymous protagonist (Markku Peltola) has stepped off a train, fallen asleep on a bench, been mugged and beaten within an inch of his life, and is laid up in hospital where some kind soul has taken him. When he wakes up, it is with no memory of who he was. Or is.