Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | Release Date: April 4, 2003
7.6
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Generally favorable reviews based on 27 Ratings
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JoshR.Feb 28, 2004
strange movie. doesn't leave you indifferent. rather - with a bitter taste. the story is OK. nothing particulary new here - a man loses his memory, but finds new love, new friends, new and better self...blah blah blah. but the acting is strange movie. doesn't leave you indifferent. rather - with a bitter taste. the story is OK. nothing particulary new here - a man loses his memory, but finds new love, new friends, new and better self...blah blah blah. but the acting is awful. it looks as if the actors are amatures. or maybe its some sort of artistic style.. i dunno. my 3 years old acts better... Expand
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BillJ.Oct 24, 2003
I found it poignant, sparse and very interesting. The action is in the characters. The write ups allude to it being "funny" or "humorous". IMO, it wasn't particularly funny but you might find humor in it if viewed as a satire.
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TimoSiNikkaApr 17, 2003
Nice !
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SteveG.May 31, 2003
Great movie from finish? director Aki Kaurismaki !
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ChadS.Jun 14, 2003
What does a minimalist bank robbery look like? Go see "The Man Without a Past" and find out. Comedy is so broad these days, watching the three principal actors underplay an incident that's normally charged with danger is a pleasure. What does a minimalist bank robbery look like? Go see "The Man Without a Past" and find out. Comedy is so broad these days, watching the three principal actors underplay an incident that's normally charged with danger is a pleasure. Ennui can be hysterical. If you liked(got) "The Royal Tennenbaums" & "Rushmore", Aki Kaurismaki is for you. Expand
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JaniK.Jan 12, 2005
This isn't Kaurismäki's best film but still very good. This is maybe the most mainstream of his works. Go see it if you liked the Big Lebowski, although this is much more melancholy and minimalistic.
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EricP.Mar 26, 2007
A real jewel, unpretentious, no special effects but only deep human feelings from poor people on the margins who never complain of their fate. A tribute to humble people. Superb filming and acting. Moving.
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MarkN.Jun 24, 2003
So beautiful you laugh when crying.
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