This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismaki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikstrom (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. 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 ever-reliable stock company), THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.

  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • SAKARI KUOSMANEN

    SAKARI KUOSMANENActor

  • SHERWAN HAJI

    SHERWAN HAJIActor

  • TOMMI KORPELA

    TOMMI KORPELAActor

  • VILLE VIRTANEN

    VILLE VIRTANENActor

  • KATI OUTINEN

    KATI OUTINENActor

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    AKI KAURISMAKIDirector

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