Rent The Other Side of Hope (2016)

3.5 of 5 from 174 ratings
1h 36min
Rent The Other Side of Hope (aka Toivon tuolla puolen) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
"The Other Side of Hope" follows the fortunes of Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a young man who has travelled to Helsinki from his home in Syria to seek asylum. For first-time visitors, Finland's capital city can be a strange and confusing place. But help is out there for those who know where ti find it.
Actors:
, , , , Sherwan Haji, Niroz Haji, , , , , , , , , , , Jukka Virtanen, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Aki Kaurismäki
Writers:
Aki Kaurismäki
Aka:
Toivon tuolla puolen
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Finland, Comedy, Drama
Awards:

2017 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2017
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
Arabic, English, Finnish, Swedish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Music Videos
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2017
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
Arabic, English, Finnish, Swedish
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Music Videos
  • Trailer

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Reviews (4) of The Other Side of Hope

An Acquired Taste - The Other Side of Hope review by JR

Spoiler Alert
30/07/2018

The most recent visit to the weird world of Kaurismaki. It is a kind of dream world that never left the sixties behind, although the story concerns a refugee from Aleppo, Syria who claims asylum in Finland. The super saturated colour of old movies, unusual or grotesque human faces, old Country and Western derived songs performed in Finnish, deadpan humour: these are the hallmarks of Kaurismaki. It all adds up to an acquired taste .

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Watch it please - The Other Side of Hope review by BE

Spoiler Alert
11/10/2018

What an absolute gem of a movie this turned out to be. Categorised as a drama but peppered throughout with wry humour plus a delightful musical soundtrack. Great acting, an unusual storyline and well directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Perfect.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

The Other Side of Hope - The Other Side of Hope review by LG

Spoiler Alert
23/03/2018

I liked this film for two reasons. Firstly, good to follow this story about civil disobedience on the part of a number of Finnish residents in order to help an asylum seeker newly arrived in the country. Secondly, a fascinating comment, albeit exaggerated and stereotypical, on the characteristic behaviour of Finnish people. Although there is a very strong comic element in this film, the ugliness of racism and violence is nevertheless present.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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