Search around the web for “Aki Kaurismäki style” and deadpan is what you’ll get most of the times. Dictionary says deadpan means impassive or expressionless. It feels especially true in the case of The Man Without a Past, deadpan comedy of sorts, where a man looses his memory, becomes homeless, and falls in love with a Salvation Army employee, played by the wonderful Kati Outinen. The characters mostly stare at each other and the. Yet stare after stare it becomes obvious that this director turns deadpan inside-out, infusing it with so much expression and silent universal meaning that you feel it’s a film shot in your neighbourhood.