The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (12A)

Olli Mak1

From the archive

This film was last shown on 27 April 2017

Finland’s entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar and an Un Certain Regard Winner at Cannes is a remarkable and surprising film chronicling the true story of a young boxer tipped for success. Olli has put Finland in the spotlight with a chance at World Featherweight title. It’s an important historical moment for Finland, and Olli has the attention of the entire country. The only problem is his attention may be elsewhere…

A humanistic sports-biopic that chooses to negate the clichés of hardship, perseverance and success in favour of an honest and charming love story.


Juho Kusomanen
Finland, Germany, Sweden
93 mins
Eero Milonoff, Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola


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