Just saw this movie on DVD. I loved the blend of deadpan, ironic humor with unmistakable compassion. Apparently that's a trademark of the filmmaker, Finland's Aki Kaurismaki. I really need to see more of his work. "Leningrad Cowboys Go to America" is his most well-known film here, but I always thought it looked pretty stupid, what with those hairdos and all. I sure wish I would have seen "Man" sooner, because the NW Film Center has had a retrospective going since mid-November.