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The Other Side of Hope

IMDb 7.3 100 min
Genre:
Drama, Comedy
Stars:
Mirja Oksanen, Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Niroz Haji, Jörn Donner
Director:
Aki Kaurismäki
Country:
West Germany, Finland
Rating:
7.1 / 28 times
Release:
2017-02-03
Synopsis:
Khaled, syrian refugee stows away on a freighter to Helsinki. Meanwhile, Wikström is a traveling 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.