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Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
After a brutal beating in a Helsinki park, a middle-aged welder (Markku Peltola) falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he cannot recollect a single detail about his life. Unable to provide information to the authorities, the man has no legal way to regain his life. He finds a community of homeless people, and creates a home out of a metal container. He eventually meets Irma (Kati Outinen), a Salvation Army worker, and they fall in love while he rebuilds a life with new friends and a new job.

Cast: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemelä, Kaija Pakarinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Annikki Tähti, Anneli Sauli, Elina Salo

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Love interest, Offbeat, Relationships, Friendship, Love, Endearing, Amusing, Hospital, Transformation, 2000s

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Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Foreign Language Film