Essential Kaurismäki: Selected by David Stratton ACMI IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AND THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE PRESENT

The Man Without A Past

M Medium level violence

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“A droll, reticent, flawlessly filmed fable of generosity”

Markku Peltola plays the newcomer who experiences the comfort of strangers and makes his home in a shipping container. Kati Outinen is a member of the Salvation Army who becomes his companion. He also adopts a supposedly savage dog named Hannibal and encourages the Army’s band to play rock ‘n’ roll. In other words, all the Kaurismäki themes combine in this delightfully optimistic, serenely graceful, film.

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