Five years after La Havre, Finland’s deadpan master of melancholy wit returns with part
2 of the Dockland Trilogy: The Other Side
of Hope. A hopelessly romantic love song to humanity and the forgotten in
society, this ‘Chaplineque fable’ brings together a travelling salesman in need
of a change of direction and an asylum seeker from Syria, via a fishy conveyor
belt of vodka, rockabilly, tinned sour herrings, poker, Brylcreem and marmalade
carpets. A gently funny silent scream.