‘The Other Side of Hope’ Trailer: Aki Kaurismaki’s Silver Bear-Winning Deadpan Comedy Explores Refugee Crisis — Watch

‘The Other Side of Hope’ Trailer: Aki Kaurismaki’s Silver Bear-Winning Deadpan Comedy Explores Refugee Crisis — Watch
Lauded Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki has developed something of a knack for taking timely, seemingly wrenching stories of human drama and turning them into timely, weirdly hilarious stories of human drama. His latest, the Berlinale premiere “The Other Side of Hope” — which earned him the Silver Bear for best director at this year’s festival — continues that same unique concept while also shining a bright light on the Syrian refugee crisis.

The film follows the unexpected friendship between asylum seeker Khaled (Sherwan Haji) and beleaguered traveling salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) as the pair come to find each other in Helsinki, two defeated men from very different places who are each struggling to fit into a new world.

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Per the film’s official synopsis, “with hilarious sight gags, poker-faced one liners [the film]…weaves together Kaurismäki’s
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