"Mann uten fortid"

Translation:Man without a past

May 24, 2015



"The man without a past" is a Finnish film by one of the Kaurismäki brothers.

May 24, 2015


Well, it is 7.7/10 on imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311519 As a native, I found the film very weird, yet entertaining in a strange way. I don't know if it captures the true essence of being finnish, but it's pretty close =) Very, very dark humor.

December 9, 2015


Weird... Strange... Dark humour... True essence of being Finnish...

February 29, 2016


I really liked it, maybe the Swedes are the true Finns :).

March 1, 2016


A great movie. One must have watched it. :)

October 20, 2015


I love that movie.

January 10, 2016


Is there an understood article in "uten" so you don't say "uten en fortid?"

January 11, 2016


Even I had the same question.. Can someone answer please?

May 13, 2016


We don't use article before nouns that we can't count. You can't count past.

Let me give you some examples from http://grammatikk.com/pdf/UbestArt.pdf

Uncountable nouns are often food and drinks. Here we often write the word without article even though we have an adjective.

"Nå skal vi drikke melk." Now we are going to drink milk.

"Har du tid nå?" Do you have time now?

"Det er pen snø ute." It is pretty snow outside.

Some types of food we can count. Then we can use article, but it gets another meaning: "Jeg spiste fisk." (Kategorien fisk: Jeg laget mat av fisk.) I ate fish. (The category fish: I made food of fish.)

"Jeg spiste en fisk." (Kvantitet: Jeg spiste en hel fisk.) I ate a fish. (Quantity: I ate a whole fish.)

July 31, 2016


The app is working very bad. Three fails again. I guess it is more interesting releasing new languages than fixing problems. Many errors reported but very few work detected about it. I hope this comment helps. Have a nice day.

February 14, 2019

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