English Title:The Other Side of Hope
Director:Aki Kaurism?ki
Running Time:98min
Premiere Status:Chinese Premiere
Khaled, a young Syrian refugee who has lost virtually all of his family, drifts to Helsinki as a stowaway passenger on a collier to seek asylum almost by accident. Wikstrm is a travelling salesman who wins big at a poker table and buys an unprofitable restaurant along a back street in Helsinki. When the authorities decide to return Khaled to the ruins of Aleppo, he decides to stay illegally in the country. Finally Wikstr?m finds him sleeping in the inner yard of his restaurant and hires Khaled as a cleaner and a dishwasher. For a moment life shows us its sunnier side, but fate soon intervenes.