THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST


SYNOPSIS
A nameless man comes to town and gets beaten to death in the first possible moment. Here starts this epic drama, film or should we say a dream of lonely hearts with empty pockets under the big sky of our Lord or should we say birds.

DIRECTORAki Kaurismäki
YEAR2002
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSCannes 2002: Grand Prize of the Jury - San Sebastian 2002: FIPRESCI Film of the Year - Falnders 2002: Golden Spur - Oscar 2003: nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
PRODUCERSAki Kaurismäki
CO PRODUCTION WITHProduction SPUTNIK OY in association with YLE/TV1
Pandora Film
in coproduction with ZDF/ARTE and Network Movie
Pyramide Productions
in coproduction with Arte France Cinema and with the participation of Canal+ and the Centre National de la Cinématographie
PRODUCTIONIlkka Mertsola (Production manager)
Olavi Tuom (Location manager)
Nadja Delcos (Assistant director)
SUPPORTED BYProduction supported by The Finnish Film Foundation and Nordic Film and Television Fund
WORLD SALESBavaria Film International
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film Verleih
LENGTH97 min
FORMATcolour
1:1.85
Dolby SRD
SHOOTING LOCATIONHelsinki (Finland)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEFinnish
CASTMarkku Peltola
Kati Outinen
Juhani Niemelä
Kaija Pakarinen
Sakari Kuosmanen
Annikki Tähti
Tähti
WRITERSAki Kaurismäki
CASTING-
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYTimo Salminen
EDITINGTimo Linnasalo
MUSICMarko Haavisto & Poutahaukat
SOUNDJouko Lumme
Tero Malmberg
ART DIRECTIONMarkku Pätilä
Jukko Salmi
COSTUMESOuti Harjupatana
MAKE UP HAIRNadja Delcos
LINKSwww.der-mann-ohne-vergangenheit.de