DVD

Other Side of Hope, The

Model: PAL179

SKU: 357636 Product ID: 255315

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Comedy

Rating ‐ M

Consumer Advice ‐ M Violence

Release Date ‐ 06/12/18

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Description

    Poignant comedy from beloved director Aki Kaurismäki

    Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, where it topped the prestigious Screen International critics' poll, the hilarious and poignant new comedy from beloved director Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, Drifting Clouds, The Man Without A Past) is a richly enjoyable and compassionate crowdpleaser about the friendship between a newcomer to Helsinki and a budding if completely inexperienced restaurateur.

    After arriving in Finland from Syria as a stowaway on a freighter, Khaled (superb newcomer Sherwan Haji) applies for asylum. Things don't look encouraging, and not all locals present a welcoming face. But after crossing paths with stoic travelling shirt salesman-turned-entrepreneur Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), he finds an unlikely source of kindness and connection. When Khaled eventually receives news of his missing sister, Wikström hatches a scheme to help reunite the pair, but it seems getting out of Finland is much, much trickier than getting in...

    Kaurismäki's thoughtful and unmistakably droll films often depict difficult situations and people working in solidarity to overcome them, but with THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE he reaches new levels of resonance. Indeed, this intelligent, funny and affecting film has been hailed one of his best, and a masterful swansong from one of cinema's finest auteurs.

Details

    Director - Aki Kaurismaki

    Film Genre - Comedy

    Label - Madman Entertainment

    Audio - Finnish (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Subtitles - English

    Running Time - 96

    Aspect ratio - 1.85:1

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - M

    Consumer Advice - M Violence

    Year of Release - 2017

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

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