Entertainment Weekly - 06/22/2007
"[T]here's great music, and excellent dog, and that indescribable Kaurismaki tension between misery and a cosmic joke." -- Grade: B
This bleak feature from Finland concerns Koiskinen, a night watchman in Helsinki. With no social life, this solitary figure becomes instantly smitten when a stunning blonde agrees to go a date with him. Little does he know, she's connected to a conman looking for someone to frame. Koiskinen tragically ends up doing time, but strangely enough leaves jail after two years with a new purpose and a new appreciation for life.