The other side of hope Toivon tuolla puolen
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The wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurism̃ki 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.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 922
Criterion collection ; 922 [DVD].
Men -- Finland -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Syria -- Fiction.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Finnish.
Other Authors:
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Haji, Sherwan, 1985- actor.
Kaurismäki, Aki, 1957- film director, screenwriter.
Kuosmanen, Sakari, 1956- actor.
Sputnik Oy (Firm), presenter.
Special edition.
1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating:NR.
Other Title:
Toivon tuolla puolen
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Title from container.
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.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
Finnish and Arabic dialogue; English subtitles.
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Link to PAC
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