Other side of hope
Toivon tuolla puolenDVD - 2018 | Finnish
"This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged Finnish salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife and his job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable restaurant. Khaled is denied asylum but 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 Kaurismäki's loyal stock company), The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet celebration of pockets of human kindness in an unwelcoming world"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, 
Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD INTL OTHE SID OF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 4 3/4 in. stamping,rdapm DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda digital,rdatr optical,rdarm stereo,rdacpc 5.1 Dolby Digital digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda widescreen NTSC,rdabs video file,rdaft DVD video region 1,rdare video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Toivon tuolla puolen