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3.8
481 Ratings

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Hymyilevä mies

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen
Finland, 2016
Drama, Sport, Biography
  • Finnish
  • English

Synopsis

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.

Our take

It is our great pleasure to exclusively present this 60s-set Nordic charmer and knock-out debut. Triumphant winner of last year’s Un Certain Regard in Cannes, shot on gorgeous monochrome 16mm and based on the true story of the most romantic of boxers, one thing’s for sure: it’ll make you happier.

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