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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Hymyilevä mies

Regissert av Juho Kuosmanen
Finland, Tyskland, 2016
Drama, Sport, Biografi
  • Finsk
  • Engelsk

Synopsis

Finland, 1962. Bokseren Olli Mäki har en sjanse å få verdenstittel i fjærvekt. Utrolig talentfull og like mye beskjeden, Ollis småby-liv blir forandret når han er dratt inn i nasjonal stjernestatus og ansett som et symbol for landet. Det er bare et problem: Olli har akkurat forelsket seg.

Vår mening

Det er en glede å presentere denne 60-talls satte nordiske debuten. Vinner av Un Certain Regard i Cannes, filmet på nydelig monokrom 16mm og basert på den sanne historien om den mest romantiske bokseren. En ting er sikkert: den vil gjøre deg gladere.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Regissert av Juho Kuosmanen
Where significance lies is unmistakable: not in the boxing ring, where Olli fights for his country, nor at the press conferences where he’s pressured to play up to the media, but in the simple moments of connectedness that he shares with Raija, the woman he loves. There’s something rare and quietly thrilling about the contention that a woman might fulfil a man not by backing his aspirations, tolerating his bad behaviour or giving him motherly pep talks, but simply by being herself.
April 20, 2017
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The film deepens quietly. This is Mr. Kuosmanen’s first feature (he has directed a few shorts), and if he had any rookie jitters you wouldn’t know it. It’s a bit of a narrative slow-boil — the story arrives in pieces, in disconnected scenes and conversational fragments — but it grabs you right from the start. The most obvious reason is the dense, luxuriant black-and-white cinematography, which is very pleasurable in its own right.
April 20, 2017
Les hele artikkelen
Juho Kuosmanen’s first feature, touching and true, is a naturalistic black-and-white boxing film/love story. It is formally audacious, with a glorified verité style and no score, but it also shows a wise, warm understanding of people.
October 14, 2016
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