The Other Side Of Hope

  • 12A

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A comedy about the Syrian refugee crisis? Yes, this is a very funny, straight-faced comedy directed by a master of deadpan humour. A Syrian asylum seeker escapes from a Finnish detention centre and forms an unlikely friendship with an elderly restaurant owner. Movingly, the wry humour sits alongside a persuasive vision of what it might mean to be a Syrian refugee in Finland, complete with racist bullying and threats of violence. Its a deeply humane film, as well as a quietly hilarious one.

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