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The Other Side of Hope
‘Combines poignancy with torrents of laughter.’ - The Telegraph (UK)
Arriving accidentally in Helsinki as a stowaway, Syrian asylum seeker Khaled has hopes for a future as a legitimate Finn. When he crosses paths with grumpy former shirt salesman turned restaurateur Wikstrom, the two become unlikely companions.
Director Aki Kaurismäki perfectly nails the experience of helplessness in this surprising comedy. He refuses to shy away from hardship but expertly wraps it in plenty of deadpan northern European humour.
Winner Best Director 2017 Berlin Film Festival
Director Aki Kaurismäki
Cast Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen
Duration 100mins, M
Finnish, Arabic and Swedish with English subtitles
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