Directed by Aki Kaurismäki • 2002 • Finland
Starring Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti
In the poignant and funny second installment of Aki Kaurismäki’s FINLAND TRILOGY, a man (Markku Peltola) must start his life anew when, on his way to Helsinki to find work, he is brutally beaten and loses his memory. On his travels to reconstruct his world, he encounters an array of eccentric townspeople, including a helpful and lovely Salvation Army officer (Kati Outinen, winner of the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival). Rebuilding his life from the ground up, our amnesiac hero sets out to become a better person than before.