The Other Side of Hope

Toivon tuolla puolen

100 mins
7.8 / 10 (1775)


Khaled arrives at the port of Helsinki concealed in a coal container, fleeing Syria to seek asylum in Finland. There he crosses paths with Wikström, a former salesman who has recently began a new life as a restaurateur. Together they navigate the adversities they face in these unfamiliar new worlds.

MUBI's take

Finnish king of deadpan Aki Kaurismäki is known for his magical, melancholic fables about dreamers, grifters and down-and-outs. This gem powerfully and humorously humanizes the refugee crisis as it delves into the meaning of home: where do we find it and how do we know if we’re already there?

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