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THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (2017)

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE <span>(2017)</span> artwork

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 100

Release dates 26/05/2017

BBFCInsight moderate violence, racist behaviour

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Aki Kaurismäki

Cast includes Kati Outinen, Ville Virtanen, Tommi Korpela, Matti Onnismaa, Sherwan Haji, Jörn Donner

Summary THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE is a Finnish comedy drama in which a Syrian refugee befriends a travelling salesman trying to start a restaurant.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/05/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE is a Finnish comedy drama in which a Syrian refugee befriends a travelling salesman trying to start a restaurant.

Violence

Scenes include a stabbing, lighter fluid being poured on a man, and fistfights. Injury detail is limited, but in some cases, the attacks are racially motivated. There are also verbal descriptions of a man discovering his family's bodies in the rubble of a building, and news footage of bombings and people running through the streets in Syria.

Discrimination

A man is attacked and called "Camel driver" and "Jewboy". The work does not condone racist behaviour or encourage sympathy with the men perpetrating it.

There is occasional use of mild bad language ('shit') and mild sex references.

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Details

Title
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
Also known as
TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/04/2017
Main language
English, Arabic, Finnish, Swedish
BBFC reference
AZF350702

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