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The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side of Hope

Director: Aki Kaurismäki Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Janne Hyytiäinen

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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A Syrian refugee (Sherwan Haji) living illegally in Helsinki evades the authorities by finding work at a dive bar. There, he meets a host of colorful characters, including a traveling salesman (Sakari Kuosmanen) who's looking for a new life after a windfall. Directed by Aki Kaurismäki. ~ Violet LeVoit

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2018
UPC: 0715515214612
Original Release: 2017
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 2,478

Special Features

New interview with actor Sherwan Haji; Footage from the press conference for the film's premiere at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, featuring Kauismäki, 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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sherwan Haji Khalid Ali
Sakari Kuosmanen Wikström
Janne Hyytiäinen Nyrhinen
Ilkka Koivula Calamnius
Tommi Korpela Melartin
Ville Virtanen Oikeussalin Viranomainen
Kati Outinen Vaatekaupan Omistaja
Dome Karukoski Huligaani Bussipysakilla
Matti Onnismaa Kylmasilmainen Mies
Jörn Donner Pokerinpelaaja
Niroz Haji Miriam
Maria Järvenhelmi Vastaanottokeskuksen Virkailija
Hannu-Pekka Bjorkman Pokerinpelaaja
Tommi Eronen Huligaani Bussipysakilla
Mirja Oksanen Oikeussalin Viranomainen
Simon Al-Bazoon Mazdak
Timo Torikka Poliisi Asemalla
Taneli Makela Myyja
Sulevi Peltola Pokerisalin Pitaja

Technical Credits
Aki Kaurismäki Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Reinhard Brundig Associate Producer
Samu Heikkila Editor
Misha Jaari Co-producer,Production Manager
Eevi Kareinen Casting
Tina Kaukanen Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Lwoff Co-producer,Production Manager
Tero Malmberg Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Olli Parnanen Sound Editor,Sound Mixer
Markku Pätilä Art Director
Timo Salminen Cinematographer

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