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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Hymyilevä mies

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen
Finland, 2016
Drama, Sport, Biography


Finland, 1962. Boxer Olli Mäki is 26 years old and in love. He comes from a humble background – his manager Elis Ask however wants to turn him into a glamorous boxing star. Olli is expected to be the first Finnish boxer to defeat the US-American world champion.

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Directed by Juho Kuosmanen

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Un Certain Regard Award

São Paulo International Film Festival


Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente


European Film Awards

2016 | Winner: European Discovery - Prix Fipresci

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