Drifting Clouds(Aki Kaurismaki, 1996)
Not, on the face of it, a feel-good film. The Finnish auteur Kaurismaki is certainly no Richard Curtis. His movies are well-nigh bereft of dialogue. Nobody ever smiles. Here, a tram driver and his wife both lose their jobs. Only Kaurismaki could take a tale about unemployment, alcoholism and depression and make it the stuff of high comedy. Look out for the appearance of the Helsinki Workers' Wrestlers' Association, filling roughly the same function as the cavalry in old John Ford westerns.