The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä Mies)

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden 2016; 92 min
  • Original version: Finnish
  • Genre: Biographic
    • Prize Un Certain Regard - Cannes IFF
    • Golden Camera 300 (Jani-Petteri Passi) - Manaki Brothers ICFF
    • Golden Eye for Best Film (International Competition) - Zurich FF
    • Baltic Film Prize - Nordic Film Days
    • FIPRESCI Prize - European Film Awards
    • Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jarkko Lahti), Best Supporting Actress (Oona Airola), Best Cinematogrphy, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up - Jussi Awards

  • Karlovy Vary IFF
    Finnish submission for the Academy Awards

Synopsis

Summer 1962, Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.

Production

  • AAMU FILM COMPANY

     

  • ONE TWO FILMS

     

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