THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (2003) A delicate, deadpan comedy -- and best-foreign-film Oscar nominee -- about a man who loses his memory during a mugging, then creates a new life… 2003-04-04 PG-13 PT97M Drama Foreign Language Kati Outinen Markku Peltola Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Apr 04, 2003; Rated: PG-13; Length: 97 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Kati Outinen and Markku Peltola; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

A delicate, deadpan comedy -- and best-foreign-film Oscar nominee -- about a man who loses his memory during a mugging, then creates a new life for himself on the fringes of Helsinki. Aki Kaurismaki's marvelous, stubbornly personal film is filled with social compassion, dark jokes, and a great rock & roll soundtrack.

Originally posted Apr 18, 2003 Published in issue #705 Apr 18, 2003 Order article reprints