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Title Toivon tuolla puolen [videorecording] / Sputnik sekä Bufo esittävät ; käsikirjoitus, ohjaus, tuotanto, Aki Kaurismäki.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    OTH    Available
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
stereo rdacpc
5.1 Dolby Digital
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 922
Criterion collection ; 922.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 Dolby surround.
Language In Finnish and Arabic with optional English subtitles.
Cast Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Kaija Pakarinen, Niroz Haji, Janne Hyytiäinen, Ilkka Koivula, Nuppu Koivu, Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon.
Credits Director of photography, Timo Salminen ; editor, Samu Heikkilä.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Summary "This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged Finnish salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife and his job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable restaurant. Khaled is denied asylum but decides not to return to Aleppo--and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director's work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters (many of them played by members of Kaurismäki's loyal stock company), The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet celebration of pockets of human kindness in an unwelcoming world"--Container.
Note Features: New 2K digital transfer, approved by director Aki Kaurismäki; New interview with actor Sherwan Haji; Footage from the press conference for the film's premiere at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, featuring Kaurismäki, Haji, and actor Sakari Kuosmanen; Aki and Peter, a new video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim, based on a 1997 essay by critic Peter von Bagh, to whom The Other Side of Hope is dedicated; Music videos; Trailer; plus, an essay by critic Girish Shambu.
Subject Refugees -- Syria -- Drama.
Sales personnel -- Drama.
Men -- Finland -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Kaurismäki, Aki, 1957- film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Haji, Sherwan, 1985- actor.
Kuosmanen, Sakari, 1956- actor.
Pakarinen, Kaija, 1954- actor.
Haji, Niroz, actor.
Hyytiäinen, Janne, actor.
Koivula, Ilkka, 1966- actor.
Koivu, Nuppu, actor.
Salminen, Timo, 1952- director of photography.
Heikkilä, Samu, 1971- editor of moving image work.
Sputnik Oy (Firm), production company.
Bufo (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Container title: Other side of hope
ISBN 9781681434407
Standard No. 715515214711
Music No. CC2883DDVD The Criterion Collection

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