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The Other Side of Hope

Director
Aki Kaurismäki
Country
 Finland Germany
Actors
Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Simon Al-Bazoon, Janne Hyytiäinen, Nuppu Koivu, Ilkka Koivula, Kaija Pakarinen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Ville Virtanen, Timo Torikka
Overview
In The Other Side Of Hope, Syrian refugee Khaled stows away on a freighter to Helsinki. Meanwhile, Wikström is a travelling salesman who wins big at a poker table and buys himself a restaurant with the proceeds. When the authorities turn down his application for asylum, Khaled is forced underground and Wikström finds him sleeping in the yard behind his restaurant. He offers him a job and a roof over his head and, for a while, they form a Utopian union with the restaurant’s waitress, the chef and his dog.
Release Date
3 February 2017
Original Title
Toivon tuolla puolen
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
1 h 38 min
Languages
Arabic, English, suomi
Production
Sputnik, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Oy Bufo Ab
Producer
Aki Kaurismäki
Author
Writer
Aki Kaurismäki
Director of Photography
Timo Salminen
Original Music Composer

 

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

  1. Looks interesting: could be a great film for the 7th Annual Legacy Film Festival On Aging in San Francisco. How can we contact Aki?

    Are there other films about older people that you can recommend?
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    Sheila Malkind, Executive Director

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