Mika Kaurismaki directed this British-French-Finnish romantic comedy adapted from Richard Rayner's autobiographical
novel about a series of Hollywood misadventures.
Vacationing in the North of England, aspiring Los Angeles actress Barbara (Vinessa Shaw) stops briefly in
a village where she meets town undertaker and obituary writer Richard (David Tennant) -- who just can't stop thinking about
her. Flying to California, Richard arrives at the Japanese restaurant where Barbara is a waitress, and a relationship begins
-- while Richard learns about Hollywood at the hands of various hustlers and agents. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.
LA Without A Map is released on DVD on 8th August 2011 in the UK.