Mies vailla menneisyyttä : Director's Statement

My last film was black and white and silent, which clearly shows that I am a man of business. However, going forward on that road would demand skipping out on the picture next. What would we have then-- a shadow? So, always ready for compromises, I decided to turn around and make this film here, which has loads of dialogues plus a variety of colors - not to mention other Commercial values. I have to admit that deep in my subconscious, there might have been a hope that this step would make me seem normal, too. My social, economical and political views of the state of society, moral and love can hopefully be found from the film itself. - Aki Kaurismäki

Author : Sony Pictures Classics