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The Other Side Of Hope : Toivon Tuolla Puolen (2018)


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Published: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Series: Criterion collection
Edition:  Director-approved Blu-ray special edition
Description:  1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0715515214612, 9781681434391, 1681434393, 9781681434391, 1681434393 :,
Language:  Finnish

Originally released as a motion picture in 2017

Wide screen (1.85:1)

Special features: new interview actor Sherwan Haji; footage from the press conference for the film's premiere at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, featuring Kaurismäki, Haji, and actor Sakari Kuosmanen; "Aki and Peter", a new video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim, based on a 1997 essay by critic Peter von Bagh, to whom "The other side of hope' is dedicated; music videos; trailer; plus an essay by critic Girish Shambu

Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Kaija Pakarinen, Niroz Haji, Janne Hyytiäinen, Ilkka Koivula, Nuppu Koivu, Simon Hussein Al-Bazzon,

The wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference. A response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, the film follows two people, a displaced Syrian and a Finnish salesman, searching for a place to call home

Not rated

Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player

Finnish and Arabic dialogue; English subtitles

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Refugees -- Drama -- Syria
Men -- Drama -- Finland
Feature films.
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Additional Credits:
Kaurismäki, Aki, 1957- film director, screenwriter, film producer
Haji, Sherwan, 1985- actor
Kuosmanen, Sakari, 1956- actor
Pakarinen, Kaija, 1954- actor
Haji, Niroz, actor
Hyytiäinen, Janne, actor
Koivula, Ilkka, 1966- actor
Koivu, Nuppu, actor
Al-Bazoon, Simon Hussein, actor
Sputnik Oy (Firm),
Criterion Collection (Firm),

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