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The Man Without a Past ()

Mies vailla menneisyyttä (original title)
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The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or... See more »

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Irma
Juhani Niemelä ...
Nieminen
Kaija Pakarinen ...
Kaisa Nieminen
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Anttila
Annikki Tähti ...
Manager of Flea Market
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Bar Owner
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Dock Clerk
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Bank Clerk
Esko Nikkari ...
Bank Robber
Pertti Sveholm ...
Police Detective
Matti Wuori ...
Layer
Aino Seppo ...
Ex-wife
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Ovaskainen
Antti Reini ...
Electrician
Tähti ...
Hannibal (as Tähti-Koira)
Marko Haavisto ...
Salvation Army Band Member
Jukka Teerisaari ...
Salvation Army Band Member
Jyrki Telilä ...
Salvation Army Band Member
Jouni Saario ...
Salvation Army Band Member
Risto Korhonen ...
Mugger
Panu Vauhkonen ...
Mugger
Tom Wahlroos ...
Mugger
Vesa Mäkelä ...
Lajunen, Railwaystation Guard
Aarre Karén ...
Doctor (as Aarre Karen)
Eeva-Liisa Haimelin ...
Nurse
Kalevi Heinämaa ...
Boot-stealer
Anton Peltola ...
Nieminen's Son
Joona Karastie ...
Nieminen's Son
Jouni Marjaranta ...
Accordion Player
Tuire Tuomisto ...
Salvation Army Girl
Vappu Lysti ...
Salvation Army Choir Memeber
Ritva Harteva ...
Salvation Army Choir Member
Raija Lähteinen ...
Salvation Army Choir Member
Eeva Penttinen ...
Salvation Army Choir Member
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Salvation Army Officer
Matti Oinonen ...
Salvation Army Officer
Aarno Kuussalo ...
Salvation Army Officer
Aarre Ritola ...
Salvation Army Officer
Eira Ritvanen ...
Vendor in Bar
Anja Angel ...
Homeless in Doorway
Pentti Kirstilä ...
Homeless in Doorway
Olli Varja ...
Drunk
Keijo Nyrhinen ...
Man in Waste-tank
Liisa Kuoppamäki ...
Unemployment Office Clerk
Sulevi Peltola ...
Unemployment Office Manager
Erkki Lahti ...
Lindström
Markku Pätilä ...
Jokinen
Helka Viljanen ...
Cook at Bar
Eero Nykänen ...
Dock Foreman
Erkki Puskala ...
Dock Foreman
Henry Astikainen ...
Welder at Dock
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Ruffian
Juha Springare ...
Police Officer
Jukka Salmi ...
Police Officer
Aki Hirvensalo ...
Police Officer
Pasi Kokkoniemi ...
Police Officer
Mika Roiha ...
Police Officer
Andrey Chernyshov ...
Mechanic (as Andrei Tchernousov)
Matti Nylund ...
Mechanic
Jouni Kortesato ...
Man at Restaurant
Timo Linnasalo ...
Man at Restaurant
Heikki Mattila ...
Man at Restaurant
Hanna Jokinen ...
Cook
Toni Salminen ...
Train Stewart
Pentti Auer ...
Chief Bureaucrat
Olavi Tuomi ...
Chief Bureaucrat
Inkeri Ahola ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Ahola Inkeri)
Annamari Ajo ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Ajo Annamari)
Esko Aksela ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Aksela Esko)
Christian Aniche ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Aniche Christian)
Obidra Aniche ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Aniche Obidra)
Leiff Berg ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Berg Leiff)
Atte Blom ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Blom Atte)
Eino Bollström ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Bollström Eino)
Erkki Greus ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Greus Erkki)
Pia Gustafsson ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Gustafsson Pia)
Reino Halonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Halonen Reino)
Seppo Harjunpää ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Harjunpää Seppo)
Erno Haukkala ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Haukkala Erno)
Rauno Heikkilä ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Heikkilä Rauno)
Pertti Heikkonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Heikkonen Pertti)
Reima Heiskanen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Heiskanen Reima)
Kauko Hietanen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Hietanen Kauko)
Erkki Hiltunen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Hiltunen Erkki)
Marjatta Hiltunen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Hiltunen Marjatta)
Ismo Hirvonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Hirvonen Ismo)
Tauno Holmström ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Holmström Tauno)
Jyri Hämäläinen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Hämäläinen Jyri)
Teuvo Härkönen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Härkönen Teuvo)
Jussi Jalkanen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Jalkanen Jussi)
Jari Jolkkonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Jolkkonen Jari)
Seppo Juusonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Juusonen Seppo)
Tommi Kaarna ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Kaarna Tommi)
Mika Kainulainen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Kainulainen Mika)
Esko Kauppinen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Kauppinen Esko)
Leena Kaurismäki ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Kaurismäki Leena)
Arto Keränen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Keränen Arto)
Meeri Kiukas ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Kiukas Meeri)
Toivo Koivisto ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Koivisto Toivo)
Kari Koukkari ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Koukkari Kari)
Marketta Kujamäki ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Kujamäki Marketta)
Maire Kuussalo ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Kuussalo Maire)
Jouni Laakkonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Laakkonen Jouni)
Ritva Laaksovirta ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Laaksovirta Ritva)
Henri Lagerroos ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lagerroos Henri)
Kirsti Lamminen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lamminen Kirsti)
Liisa Lehikoinen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lehikoinen Liisa)
Juha Lehtonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lehtonen Juha)
Anne Leino ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Leino Anne)
Jorma Leino ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Leino Jorma)
Kari Lindström ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lindström Kari)
Lars Lindström ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lindström Lars)
Lauri Linna ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Linna Lauri)
Ismo Liukkonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Liukkonen Ismo)
Jarmo Luoma ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Luoma Jarmo)
Antti Lähteinen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lähteinen Antti)
Roosa Lähteinen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Lähteinen Roosa)
Seppo Majasto ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Majasto Seppo)
Pentti Makkonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Makkonen Pentti)
Pekka Malmi ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Malmi Pekka)
Harri Nieminen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Nieminen Harri)
Miira Niska ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Niska Miira)
Juha Nivala ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Nivala Juha)
Antti Nuojankoski ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Nuojankoski Antti)
Juha Nurmi ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Nurmi Juha)
Mika Nurminen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Nurminen Mika)
Seppo Nykänen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Nykänen Seppo)
Richard Nyman ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Nyman Richard)
Kirsi Pasanen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Pasanen Kirsi)
Timo Patjas ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Patjas Timo)
Saini Penttilä ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Penttilä Saini)
Juha Pesonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Pesonen Juha)
Anna Puupponen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Puupponen Anna)
Maiju Puupponen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Puupponen Maiju)
Minna Rahikka ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Rahikka Minna)
Jukka Rautiainen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Rautiainen Jukka)
Reino Riihitupa ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Riihitupa Reino)
Antti Ruishalme ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Ruishalme Antti)
Anja Saastamoinen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Saastamoinen Anja)
Juha Salmen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Salmén Juha)
Juuso Salmen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Salmén Juuso)
Pertti Salmenjoki ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Salmenjoki Pertti)
Sanni Salo ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Salo Sanni)
Juha Savolainen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Savolainen Juha)
Alpo Seppälä ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Seppälä Alpo)
Julle Siika ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Siika Julle)
Tauno Sorsa ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Sorsa Tauno)
Eero Taipale ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Taipale Eero)
Marja-Leena Taipale ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Taipale Marja-Leena)
Maarit Tirkkonen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Tirkkonen Maarit)
Veijo Tissari ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Tissari Veijo)
Martta Tuomaala ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Tuomaala Martta)
Mika Tuuhea ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Tuuhea Mika)
Tuula Törmälä ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Törmälä Tuula)
Sinikka Usvamaa ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Usvamaa Sinikka)
Petri Uusranta ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Uusranta Petri)
Kai Valkeala ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Valkeala Kai)
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Avustaja (extra) (as Vauramo Samuli)
Ritva Vepsä ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Vepsä Ritva)
Pentti Viljakainen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Viljakainen Pentti)
Raimo Virrantuomi ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Virrantuomi Raimo)
Kai Vuorinen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Vuorinen Kai)
Konsta Väänänen ...
Avustaja (extra) (as Väänänen Konsta)

Directed by

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Aki Kaurismäki

Written by

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Aki Kaurismäki ... (written by)

Produced by

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Aki Kaurismäki ... producer
Eila Werning ... co-producer: YLE TV1

Cinematography by

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Timo Salminen

Film Editing by

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Timo Linnasalo

Editorial Department

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Tuija Kotamäki ... negative cutter
Robert Lang ... digital colorist
Timo Nousiainen ... color grader

Art Direction by

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Markku Pätilä

Costume Design by

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Outi Harjupatana

Makeup Department

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Nadja Delcos ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ilkka Mertsola ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nadja Delcos ... assistant director

Art Department

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Jouni Kortesato ... property master
Jukka Rautiainen ... set dresser
Pertti Salmenjoki ... set dresser
Jukka Salmi ... set designer

Sound Department

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Jouko Lumme ... sound
Tero Malmberg ... sound
Olli Pärnänen ... sound mixer

Visual Effects by

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Risto Jankkila ... digital restoration: TV master

Camera and Electrical Department

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Henri Heino ... lighting technician
Marja-Leena Hukkanen ... still photographer
Kalle Penttilä ... gaffer
Antti Reini ... lighting trainee
Rauno Ronkainen ... assistant camera
Antti Ruusuvuori ... lighting technician
Nea Salminen ... second assistant camera
Toni Salminen ... lighting technician
Jukka Talikka ... Steadicam operator
Elsa Varja ... lighting trainee
Olli Varja ... gaffer

Location Management

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Olavi Tuomi ... location manager

Music Department

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Olli Kykkänen ... music mixer / music recordist
Ken Yokoyama ... composer: song "Hawaii no yoru"

Other crew

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Haije Alanoja ... production secretary / script supervisor
Erkki Astala ... production support: Suomen Elokuvasäätiö
Mimmo Hildén ... caterer (as Mimmo Hilden)
Marja-Leena Hukkanen ... continuity
Eevi Kareinen ... production assistant
Tatu Masilkin ... technical assistant
Heikki Mattila ... technical assistant
Jan-Eric Nyström ... title designer
Laurent Nègre ... caterer (as Laurent Negre)
Paula Oinonen ... assistant to director / dog trainer: Hannibal
Sinikka Usvamaa ... accountant (as Sinikka)

Thanks

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Pepe Ahlqvist ... thanks (as Ahlqvist Pepe)
Aimo Asikainen ... thanks (as Asikainen Aimo)
Henry Bollström ... thanks (as Bollström Henry)
Robert Bollström ... thanks (as Bollström Robert)
Clas-Ove Bruun ... thanks (as Bruun Clas-Ove)
Pekka Gronow ... thanks (as Gronow Pekka)
Tomi Heino ... thanks (as Heino Tomi)
Kari Heiskanen ... thanks (as Heiskanen Kari)
Teemu Ikonen ... thanks (as Ikonen Teemu)
Mikki Jaatinen ... thanks (as Jaatinen Mikki)
Sonja Jatuli ... thanks (as Jatuli Sonja)
Teemu Juntunen ... thanks (as Juntunen Teemu)
Juha Kannisto ... thanks (as Kannisto Juha)
Jaakko Karilainen ... thanks (as Karilainen Jaakko)
Niko Korhonen ... thanks (as Korhonen Niko)
Pirkko Kyckling ... thanks (as Kyckling Pirkko)
Aarne Kähkönen ... thanks (as Kähkönen Aarne)
Teemu Laitinen ... thanks (as Laitinen Teemu)
Robert Lindqvist ... thanks (as Lindqvist Robert)
Carl Lydholm ... thanks (as Lydholm Carl)
Pirjo Neva ... thanks (as Neva Pirjo)
Janne Nieminen ... thanks (as Nieminen Janne)
Kari Norovirta ... thanks (as Norovirta Kari)
Raili Nurminen ... thanks (as Nurminen Raili)
Tapio Oksanen ... thanks (as Oksanen Tapio)
Kaisa Paju ... thanks (as Paju Kaisa)
Pekka Palonen ... thanks (as Palonen Pekka)
Marja Penttinen ... thanks (as Penttinen Marja)
Vesa Perhoniemi ... thanks (as Perhoniemi Vesa)
Antero Puotinen ... thanks (as Puotinen Antero)
Jaakko Rahkonen ... thanks (as Rahkonen Jaakko)
Tuula Saastamoinen ... thanks (as Saastamoinen Tuula)
Kaj Silander ... thanks (as Silander Kaj)
Nils Smeds ... thanks (as Smeds Nils)
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ... thanks (as Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki)
Pekka Usenius ... thanks (as Usenius Pekka)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track. Written by Jussi Tarvainen

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Also Known As
  • Mannen utan minne (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Irralliset (Finland)
  • Irtolaiset (Finland)
  • Soppajono (Finland)
  • Irtolainen (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Budget FIM8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Finland $22,392, 08 Nov 2002

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Trivia The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, following Drifting Clouds (1996). See more »
Goofs The Helsinki railway station's extension roof is clearly visible at the opening scene, but it hadn't been build yet in 1996 (the year can be read from the newspaper). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Naurua pimeässä (2006). See more »
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Quotes M: I went to the moon yesterday.
Irma: I see. How was it?
M: Peaceful.
Irma: Meet anyone?
M: Not really; it was a Sunday.
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