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The Man Without a Past Movie Review Summary

Actors: Markku Peltola, Katie Outinen

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In this Finnish comedy laced with social criticism, a laborer arrives in the Big City from the hinterlands and is promptly beaten to a pulp and robbed. The victim -- known throughout the movie only as "M" -- awakens in a hospital but cannot recall his past. With no money, ID, or anyone he can turn to, M ends up on the waterfront, in an enclave of homeless people. The rest of the film depicts the way M tries to become a productive member of society -- by finding meaningful employment, putting together a makeshift home, bonding with his fellow homeless companions, and falling in love.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   recovery from terrorist/crime attack Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Poverty story?    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   amnesia Battle with shrink/bum?    -   wisdom from a homeless man or bum

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Scandinavian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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