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The Other Side of Hope (BLU-RAY DISC )

SKU: 715515214612
Street Date: 5/15/2018
Pre-Order Date: 4/6/2018
Studio: P4 CRITERION
MSRP: $52.98
$37.09
Products specifications
Sub-titles English SDH
Language Finnish, Arabic
Synopsis This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismaki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged Finnish salesman Wikstrom (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife and his job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. Khaled is denied asylum but decides not to return to Aleppo-and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director's work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters (many of them played by members of Kaurismaki's loyal stock company), The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.