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Madman

The Other Side of Hope

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Poignant comedy from beloved director Aki Kaurismäki

$29.95 Pre-Order Now

Available August 01 2018

Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Country: Finland Germany
Year: 2017
Runtime: 96 mins
Genre: Comedy Drama

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... More »

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