Aki Kaurismäki Megastore


aki kaurismäki

the man without a past

  • buy dvd
  • gallery
  • movie review
  • details finnish

    filmography

  • complete

    movie reviews

  • crime and punishment (1983)
  • calamari union (1985)
  • shadows in paradise (1986)
  • hamlet gets business (1987)
  • ariel (1988)
  • leningrad cowboys go america (1989)
  • the match factory girl (1990)
  • i hired a contract killer (1990)
  • bohemian life (1992)
  • leningrad cowboys meet moses (1994)
  • take care of your scarf, tatjana (1994)
  • total balalaika show (1994)
  • drifting clouds (1996)
  • juha (1999)
  • man without a past (2002)
  • lights in the dusk (2006)

    man without a past reviews

  • evening standard

    aki kaurismäki

  • biography

    kaurismäki wares

  • dvd
  • poster
  • video

    kaurismäki actors

  • kati outinen
  • matti pellonpaa

    gallery

  • crime and punishment (1983)
  • calamari union (1985)
  • shadows in paradise (1986)
  • hamlet gets business (1987)
  • ariel (1988)
  • leningrad cowboys go america (1989)
  • the match factory girl (1990)
  • i hired a contract killer (1990)
  • those were the days (1992)
  • bohemian life (1992)
  • leningrad cowboys meet moses (1994)
  • take care of your scarf, tatjana (1994)
  • total balalaika show (1994)
  • drifting clouds (1996)
  • juha (1999)
  • man without a past (2002)
  • lights in the dusk (2006)

    aki kaurismäki

  • e-mail

    related sites

  • jim jarmusch
  • leningrad cowboys


    aki kaurismäki

  • wanted

    main site

  • leninimports.com


    • man without a past

      Aki Kaurismäki




      The Man Without a Past starring: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemela, Kaija Pakarinen, Sakari Kuosmanen
      written by: Aki Kaurismäki
      directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
      produced by: Aki Kaurismäki
      screenwriter: Aki Kaurismäki
      duration: 97 minutes
      certification: NR
      country: Finland
      year: 2002

      - to view a scan of the french promotional poster for this movie please click here

      The Man Without a Past

      The Man Without a Past


      The Man Without a Past delivers a new edge to the story that stirred viewers all around the world in Drifting Clouds. Without sidestepping bitter issues, one could paint an image of a small country in the North in a touching, amusing, and liberating way.

      Markku Peltola - The Man Without a Past At the beginning of this new film, a man (Markku Peltola) has travelled to Helsinki in search of work, gets mugged, loses his memory, and has to start completely anew, from scratch. He discovers love (Kati Outinen), and is forced to discover values with which man will not be ashamed to live. A small story about people who still know how to be gentle, an enormous cinematic experience.

      The themes contain a translucent beauty, cross-lit in a confusingly rich manner by the direction. In the case of expression, the author takes the biggest risks, and wins. We know, ultimately from Juha (1999), the last silent movie of the 20th century, that Aki Kaurismäki is a rare breed of a portrayer of the border area, between the urban and the countryside, the privileged sector of the class society and the margins of Finland, sentenced to anonymity.

      Kati Outinen - The Man Without a Past Kaurismäki’s portrayal of subservience contains dignity (neither pompous nor heavy-hearted), humour, a touch of melancholy (not far removed from the style of Chaplin), and an excellent understanding of the lot of his subjects, a lot that most probably is irrevocably at the bottom, but one that also possesses its own rebellious delights as well as room for one’s own self. The choice is a proud one, too, as power and domination seem to corrupt always and absolutely.

      The ethics and style of Aki Kaurismäki are strongly related to several of the giants of cinema who have shown as well an absolute and most boundless respect for man by the creation of such a precise way of expression and such a cinematic style, with respect visible in every frame, through the means of pure cinema.

      Aki Kaurismäki has created a film in which the daring and powerful scale of form, colours and means of expression indicates a fine awareness of tradition in relation to both Finnish and European cinema, and a bold new stylistic move in his own world.


      Mies vailla menneisyyttä (2002)

      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.

      Nominated for Oscar. Another 18 wins & 20 nominations

      Aki Kaurismaki Movies

      T h e  M a n  W i t h o u t   a  P a s t
      G a l l e r y



      kaurismaki kaurismaki kaurismaki kaurismaki kaurismaki



    • movie review | buy dvd | kaurismaki film galleries


      Aki Kaurismaki Movies

      M i e s  v a i l l a   m e n n e i s y y t t ä
      D v d



      kaurismaki Mies vailla menneisyyttä on Aki Kaurismäen Suomi-trilogian itsenäinen toinen osa. Trilogian ensimmäinen osa Kauas pilvet karkaavat kertoi työttömyydestä.

      Mies vailla menneisyyttä kertoo asunnottomuudesta ja osattomista tämän päivän Helsingin laitamilla - tavalla, joka on koskettava, hauska ja vapauttava.

    • Alkuperäinen nimi: Mies vailla menneisyyttä
    • Vuosi: 2002
    • Ohjaaja: Aki Kaurismäki
    • Pääosissa:
        Kati Outinen, Markku Peltola, Esko Nikkari, Sakari Kuosmanen, Annikki Tähti
    • Pituus (min): 93
    • DVD Kuvaformaatti: 16:9 Anamorfinen Widescreen 1.85:1
    • Ääniformaatti: Dolby Digital 5.1 suomi
    • DVD Tekstitykset: ruotsi, englanti
    • DVD Lisämateriaali: Interaktiivinen valikko * Trailerit
    • Ikäraja: 7

      Gallery

      Dvd available: this site (shipped from uk)

      Price this site: $ 44.99 (US Dollars) (includes worldwide postage & packaging)

      Aki Kaurismaki Movies

      Aki Kaurismaki Movies

      The Man Without a Past


      Aki Kaurismaki Movies

      kaurismaki

    • man without a past dvd
      aki kaurismäki

      (finnish) official dvd.

      region 2 (europe).

      2003.

      format: pal.
      studio: sandrew metronome.
      spoken language: finnish.
      subtitles: english, swedish.

      movie originally released in 2003.

      enlarge cover | more kaurismaki dvds
      amazon.co.uk dvd | movie review
      evening standard review

      dvd available: this site (shipped from uk)

      price this site: $ 44.99 (us dollars) (includes worldwide postage & packaging)




      man without a past dvd
      ordering offline:

      offline, payment can be made in us dollars ($ 44.99 per item) by us postal order/money order/international money order/cash by registered mail or in uk sterling (£ 22.99 per item) by cheque/postal order/money order/international money order/cash by registered mail.

      address: lenin imports, 5 high street, south norwood, london, se25 6ep, united kingdom.


      more kaurismaki dvds | top of page

      Aki Kaurismaki Movies

    • movie: dvd (in stock)
      Aki Kaurismaki Movies


      Aki Kaurismaki Reviews

    • Evening Standard Newspaper, London, UK - 16/01/03

      by: neil norman

      Film noir's happy Finn

      The last time I interviewed Finland's greatest film-maker, Aki Kaurismaki, I had to be carried out of the Soho Brasserie and put in a taxi. This time I am a little more circumspect in my alcoholic intake. The truth is, I just can't compete.

      While drinking features in his latest movie, The Man Without A Past, it is not excessive. There is plenty of smoking, however. The film is set among a community of Helsinki's homeless who live in abandoned containers in the docks, and they do not have much money to spend on alcohol.

      "In my village, 90 per cent of the people are unemployed." Kaurismaki says. "They get fed by the government. But if you eat, you don't smoke; if you smoke, you don't drink. And if you drink, you don't eat. Once you've spent three years out of work, you're out of the system. You become a B citizen. People were actually living in those containers. They moved back into our sets during the night. Officially there are 5,000 homeless in Helsinki. It's closer to 10,000."

      Kaurismaki may sound like a dour fatalist but in reality his films have been getting lighter and sunnier. There is always, for example, a part written for one of his dogs at the insistence of his wife, and at last year's Cannes his dog Tahti won the Evening Standard Palm Dog Award.

      "The more hopeless I become about the situation of the world, the more optimistic my films become," he says. "At least let's die laughing."

      Kaurismaki's idiosyncratic movies - including those he makes with the rock 'n' roll group Leningrad Cowboys - are invariably veiled comentaries on Finnish society played through the gauze of noir comedy.

      His version of Hamlet, Hamlet Goes Business , transplanted the Prince of Denmark into the modern-day chairman of a rubber-duck factory; his one British movie, I Hired a Contract Killer, starred Jean-Pierre Leaud as a failed suicide who hires a hit man to kill him, then tries to cancel the contract when he falls in love. Kaurismaki's view of the human condition may be bleak, but it makes for fascinating cinema.

      Like Francois Truffaut and Jean Luc Godard, Kaurismaki has also served his time as a film critic. "I was a lousy critic," he confesses, "because I only had two opinions: 'masterpiece' or 'shit'. I invented the term 'a masterpiece of shit'. But that only applies to my films."
      Aki Kaurismaki Movies


      Aki Kaurismaki Movies

      leningrad cowboys go america | the match factory girl
      take care of your scarf, tatjana | drifting clouds
      man without a past | total balalaika show
      Aki Kaurismaki Movies


      Aki Kaurismaki Links

      biography | e-mail | filmography | gallery
      jim jarmusch | leningrad cowboys | kati outinen
      matti pellonpaa | wanted | wares
      Aki Kaurismaki Movies


      Leningrad Cowboys

    • top of page


    kaurismäki wares




    buy @ amazon



    aki kaurismaki

  • aki kaurismaki
    total balalaika show
    leningrad cowboys / red army legendary helsinki concert.
    2002.
    buy: dvd (germany)


    aki kaurismaki

  • movie soundtrack
    1990.
    buy: cd


    aki kaurismaki the match factory girl aki kaurismaki
    the match factory girl
    movie
    1993

    buy: video (us)


    i hired a contract killer / the match factory girl aki kaurismaki
    i hired a contract killer / the match factory girl
    double movie set
    1990

    buy: video (uk)
    buy: video (germany)



    aki kaurismaki la vie de boheme aki kaurismaki
    la vie de boheme
    movie
    1993

    buy: video (us)



    aki kaurismaki ariel aki kaurismaki
    ariel
    movie
    1993

    buy: video (us)


    ariel / hamlet goes business

    aki kaurismaki
    ariel / hamlet goes business
    double movie set
    1987
    buy: video (uk)
    buy: video (germany)




    drifting clouds aki kaurismaki
    drifting clouds
    movie
    1996.

    buy: video (uk)
    buy: video (germany)









  • © 2003 by the appropriate owners of the included material



    leninimports.com



    1