The Other Side Of Hope
13 December 2017 20:00 » 13 December 2017 21:45
In Helsinki a traveling shirt salesman quarrels with his wife and leaves her. He decides to leave the sales-business and goes for a long poker tour. With his winnings he buys a restaurant.
His three employees are initially skeptical and the restaurant doesn't go well. A Syrian refugee, whom the authorities have decided to send back to Aleppo, is found and hired by the Restaurant-owner. The Syrian is looking for his sister, whom he lost on the Balkan route. They all try together to help.
The Other Side of Hope is a 2017 Finnish comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. The film was produced by Kaurismäki's Finnish company Sputnik. In December 2016, it was selected to play in competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.