Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2011

The man without a past (Kaurismäki, 2002)


A man loses life and memory and finds refuge and love in Helsinki's salvation army.

Beautifully shot. It is not as rigid as the newer Le Havre in placing the figures in the scene. The intensity of the beginning is visually underscored by shooting a lot of the outside scenes in the golden hour. My favorite scene is the appearance of the lawyer in the police station and his dialogue with the inspector, both of them quoting text from the lawbooks.

Loads of closeups with somebody staring into the camera. Should read a book about style of Kaurismäki
working on set.

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