nino is late. amélie can only see two explanations. 1 -- he didn't get the photo. (aka the message) 2 -- before he could assemle it... a gang of bank robbers took him hostage. the cops gave chase. they got away... but he caused a crash. when he came to, he's lost his memory. an ex-con picked him up... mistook him for a fugitive and shipped him to istanbul. there he met some afghan raiders... who took him to steal some russian warheads. but their truck hit a mine in tajikistan. he survived, took to the hills and became a mujaheddin. amélie refuses to get upset for a guy who'll eat borscht all his life in a hat like a tea cozy.