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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 has a shot at the World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he’s swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love.

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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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