The Man Without a Past  

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The Man Without a Past (Finnish: Mies vailla menneisyyttä) is a 2002 Finnish/German film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen and Juhani Niemelä.

Plot

The film begins with an unnamed man arriving by train to Helsinki. After falling asleep in a park, he is mugged and beaten by hoodlums and is severely injured in the head, losing consciousness. He awakes and wanders back to the train station and collapses in its bathroom. He awakes the second time in a hospital and finds that he has lost his memory. He starts his life from scratch, living in container dwellings, finding clothes with help from the Salvation Army and making friends with the poor.

Awards

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002 and won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.

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