The Other Side Of Hope | Toivon tuolla puolen

OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW

2017 | 98 minutes | Comedy | Drama
3.75 Stars

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Written by: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela

Khaled (Sherwan Haji) arrives at the port of Helsinki concealed in a coal container, fleeing war-torn Syria to seek asylum in Finland. Dazed and frustrated by the monolithic administration he encounters at the detention centre, he makes a break for it and heads out onto the streets.

There he meets Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a former shirt salesman who has recently left his alcoholic wife for a new life as a bachelor restaurateur. Together, they help each other to navigate the adversities they face in these unfamiliar and often baffling new worlds.

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