Shooting has begun inFinland on Nightwatchman, thethird part of Aki Kaurismaki's Finland trilogy.

Having dealt withunemployment in Drifting Cloudsand homelessness in Man Without A Past, the Finnish auteur is now taking as his subject "loneliness in suburbanHelsinki." The film is being made through Kaurismaki's production companySputnik.

Among the starsis Paju, the puppy of the mongrel who appeared in Man Without A Past. (Paju, a Sputnik spokesperson confirmed,is the fourth generation from the same dog family to have appeared in aKaurismaki movie.)

The film will beready early next year and is likely to be in contention for a place at theBerlinale.