The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
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Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:Drama
Romance
Biography
Sports
History
True Story
Oscar Submission
Release Year:2016
Runtime:92 min
Country:Finland
Germany
Sweden
Language:Finnish
English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Mubi
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfGZRD9qtPE
Cast/Crew
Director:Juho Kuosmanen
Producer:Jussi Rantamäki
Cinematographer:J-P Passi
Screenwriter:Juho Kuosmanen
Mikko Myllylahti
Editor:Jussi Rautaniemi
Composer:Laura Airola
Joonas Haavisto
Miika Snåre
Principal Cast:Oona Airola
Jarkko Lahti
Eero Milonoff
Joonas Saartamo
Filmography:The Painting Sellers ('10)
Description

36th MSPIFF Official Selection

Naïve and as eager to box as he is to bake bread in his small hometown of Kokkola, Olli Mäki is a man who simply appreciates what he’s been given in life. When he’s given the chance to fight on the big stage—the World Boxing Association featherweight championship—he not only is skeptical that he can beat the great American boxer Davy Moore, but he also realizes that he’s fallen deeply in love.

Confronted by a manager who promises to make the fight “a spectacle never seen in Finland,” made anxious by a documentary crew tailing him day and night, and trying desperately to lose enough weight just to qualify, Olli has to take a step back and come to terms with what he truly wants—a life in the ring or out? Winner of the Un Certain Regard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Finland’s official submission to the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


Director's Biography

Juho Kuosmanen was born in 1979 in the small Finnish town of Kokkola. He graduated from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2014. His debut film, The Painting Sellers, was nominated for five Finnish Film Academy Awards.


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