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The Other Side of Hope 2017

7.6

Finnish director and megastar Aki Kaurismäki hits with yet another absurd but poignant movie. The Other Side of Hope is about a Syrian refugee and his journey across Finland, both the country and the culture, in hopes for a fresh start. It’s a genuine and simple movie, played masterfully by a cast of newcomers. But in its simplicity, it elicits empathy on a subject that most of us choose not to dwell on nowadays. Aki Kaurismäki has the unbelievable skill of distilling tragic events into their humane component. A movie to give credit to, and to watch without any prior expectations – unless you’re familiar with Aki Kaurismäki’s previous work.

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  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Ville Virtanen
  • Directed by

    Aki Kaurismäki
  • Written by

    Aki Kaurismäki
  • Runtime

    100 minutes