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Summary Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo—and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. [Ja...

Directed By: Aki Kaurismäki

The Other Side of Hope

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 27 User Ratings
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Summary Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo—and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. [Ja...

Directed By: Aki Kaurismäki

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Universal Acclaim Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 27 User Ratings
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26% Mixed
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Production Company Sputnik, Oy Bufo Ab, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Release Date Dec 1, 2017
Duration 1 h 40 m
Rating Not Rated
Jussi Awards
6 Nominations
European Film Awards
4 Nominations
Berlin International Film Festival
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations