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20th December 2017:
The Other Side Of Hope

A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

 

 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.

 

Director:

Aki Kaurismäki

Writer:

Aki Kaurismäki

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