The Man Without A Past (Aki Kaurismaki, Finland, Sony Pictures Classics)
Finnish protagonist, M, gets beaten, dies, returns, and starts over with a clean slate thanks to amnesia. A dream come true? Perhaps. And with Kaurismaki's sense of dry humor this movie works well as a dreamy, off-kilter love story. At one point, M is living in a shipping container with a bed, a stove, a faithful dog and a jukebox. True happiness comes to us in strange ways. The rest of the film is as cleanly defined and equally witty.