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The Other Side of Hope Rated 12A

The Other Side of Hope

Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. Finland, 2017. 1h 40m. Finnish/Arabic/subs. Starring Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Janne Hyytiäinen, Tommi Korpela, Ilkka Koivula.

A hilarious straight-faced comedy directed by the Scandinavian master of deadpan humour. A Syrian asylum seeker escapes from a Finnish detention centre and forms an unlikely friendship with an elderly restaurant owner.

'Refugee drama The Other Side of Hope combines poignancy with torrents of laughter’ ★★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph

’Touching and compassionate…a deeply humane film, as well as a quietly hilarious one.’ ★★★★ Dave Calhoun, Time Out