The Other Side Of Hope

Comedy
1h 36m2017FinlandAvailable until 30 November 2021
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The Other Side Of Hope
1h 36m

Set against the current refugee crisis, this bittersweet comedy by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo - and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously.

languages:
Finnish
subtitles:
English
directors:
Aki Kaurismaki
cast:
Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Eronen
advice:
Violence, Adult themes and/or dangerous stunts