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The Man Without A Past

Mies vailla menneisyyttä. Aki Kaurismäki. 2002.

[forty minutes pass]

All of Kaurismäki’s interests are here: Down-and-out characters, cute dogs, Kati Outinen, lovely shots and colours, horrible music, old American cars, etc etc.

It’s a fine, solid movie, but I do feel that Kaurismäki is coasting here… there’s nothing new?

[the end]

I loved about half this movie: It’s such a likeable cast, and such an entertaining plot. But I felt like half the scenes had no reason to be here, and I grew distracted.

The good bits are awesome.

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