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A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland. (imdb)

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1. European Film Awards: Best Film (nominations) (public: moderated by Rubens - 4 stars)
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Apr 19 olanzapine olanzapine
44 28%
Apr 19 gunay
91 57%
Apr 15 seha
70 66%
Apr 14 eomert eomert
70 49%
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80 77%
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8 73%
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66 57%
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72 42%
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79 67%
Mar 28 frt87
70 30%
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68 55%
Mar 26 dormice dormice
75 55%
Mar 21 xmoffx xmoffx
5 87%
Mar 18 daffodil907 daffodil907
72 66%
Mar 16 daniel daniel
35 48%
Mar 14 RottenT
90 75%
Mar 06 vordven vordven
60 32%
Mar 04 ozerdur ozerdur
50 21%
Feb 28 Adam_Kadmon Adam Kadmon
78 79%
Feb 27 mebeqa
80 60%
Feb 25 halilky
90 67%
Feb 24 LordCouture
62 57%
Feb 23 randori randori
40 13%
sanki donem odevi hazirlamis. cok zorlama
Feb 23 abasakucan
60 15%
Feb 22 TamCam TamCam
73 61%
A great Kaurismäki experience with a refreshing perspective on the refugee topic.
Feb 20 cenk_k cenk k.
78 67%
Feb 18 bdurmaz bdurmaz
72 66%
Feb 18 Ozcan_ii Ozcan
85 63%
Feb 17 eskimos eskimos
77 66%
Feb 17 SibVIc
80 60%
Feb 16 mmb888
80 47%
Feb 15 Judo_Koala Judo Koala
74 48%
Realistic optimism is the best optimism. I still struggle with the "Scandinavian" deadpan delivery, but I'm hoping to warm up over time.
Feb 15 crmassari
71 71%
Feb 15 donmezsefa donmezsefa
70 63%
Feb 15 navidg navid.g
70 31%
Feb 13 mfl
54 30%
Feb 13 manes
8 63%
Feb 11 sergiosp
75 21%
Feb 06 muster07
74 35%
Feb 05 AliV Ali_V.
81 65%
Feb 04 jackdaw
60 31%
Jan 31 anelesecene anelesecene
6 48%
Jan 28 smellyjoe
80 53%
Jan 27 tarr
60 17%
Jan 25 cinemert
80 51%
Jan 25 Lenny Lenny
75 44%
Jan 24 VinegarBob VinegarBob
85 89%
Aki Kaurismäki pokes and prods the subject of immigration and the plight of refugees again, managing to find humour in the most unlikely places, and optimism that the downtrodden will always find a way to get by, no matter how grim the situation. The film is full of people doing the right thing by their fellow man in the face of an uncaring system. And the brilliantly stripped down way he conveys information to the audience is a joy to watch.
Jan 23 Neonman Neonman
65 24%
I'd like to dig this filmmaking style more, but it's so bone-dry, even most of the humour has evaporated. It's such a direct story, that it never feels truly illuminating, but it does effectively put the viewers in these stark situations. The restaurant scenes are where the film finds a more comfortable pace (and better jokes), but the rest of this film feels forced and sluggish.
Jan 23 capodelnulla capodelnulla
55 29%
kaurismaki'nin donukluğunda dahi metnin benzerleriyle yan yana durabiliyor olması, mevzunun vahametini ve üzerine fikir oluşturma sürecinin doğal basitliğini gösteriyor. fakat aynı hikaye ötesinde aynı metni sürekli izliyor olma hali bir noktadan sonra meseleye karşı farklı bir direnç de ortaya çıkarıyor sanki, bu açıdan farklı perspektifler veya yöntemlerin gerektiği daha da netleşiyor zira ortaya çıkan bu ürünler vasatın tanımı.
Jan 23 SedaB SedaB
80 60%
Jan 20 riyadist riyadist
80 27%
Jan 18 deanjames deanjames
75 66%
Jan 16 Ariaz Ariaz
80 77%
Jan 16 majed.taheri
20 2%
Jan 16 thebalkabaa thebalkabaa
80 86%
Jan 13 murats
66 35%
Jan 13 Phelipe Phelipe
75 57%
Jan 13 savarain savarain
74 58%
Jan 11 thiskendell
40 67%
Jan 10 doqtor
73 51%
Jan 09 Methouse Methouse
77 59%
Jan 05 devrimozkan devrimozkan
73 49%
Jan 05 ManInBlack ManInBlack
6 37%
Jan 04 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
91 91%
Jan 04 schnofel schnofel
70 73%
Jan 03 chineyman chineyman
50 33%
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60 25%
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75 44%
Dec 31, 2017 zomgmouse
90 87%
Dec 30, 2017 Blair Blair
85 64%
Dec 30, 2017 sergerde
69 38%
Dec 29, 2017 Batty Batty
80 74%
Dec 28, 2017 tguarnaccia
70 40%
Dec 28, 2017 roujin roujin
50 34%
Dec 27, 2017 AmarDesai
85 75%
Dec 26, 2017 firebirdekb
70 57%
Dec 26, 2017 NobodyBey NobodyBey
83 69%
Dec 23, 2017 bernardobrum bernardobrum
85 66%
Dec 18, 2017 Warren Warren
73 28%
Dec 17, 2017 Timec
75 65%
Dec 16, 2017 Kerc Kerc
19 40%
Dec 16, 2017 necip necip
67 59%
Dec 16, 2017 FiratCelebi
78 36%
Dec 14, 2017 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
84 94%
Dec 11, 2017 jiznkakonaye jiznkakonaye
75 65%
Dec 10, 2017 BARBAGROSSA
80 20%
Dec 10, 2017 Zhukov Zhukov
75 69%
Dec 10, 2017 cancezayirli cancezayirli
75 58%
Dec 05, 2017 MetaCritic2 MetaCritic2
84 93%
Dec 05, 2017 Obdurate Obdurate
65 27%
I'm not sure how I feel about the deadpan delivery here. Sometimes it really works, but it may have caused a slight disconnect for me that didn't allow me to enjoy this like others did. It looks nice, the mood is right on, the comedy only occasionally works and whatever drama is there was insubstantial. I guess the reason I don't think it's great is that while it is technically quite good, it didn't succeed as a dramedy.
Dec 03, 2017 barisyasar barisyasar
83 62%
Dec 02, 2017 Mr.Blumfeld
60 23%
Dec 02, 2017 Icarusion Icarusion
60 42%
Dec 01, 2017 sezide57 sezide5à7
79 70%
Dec 01, 2017 filmcricket
76 84%
Nov 29, 2017 10kfilms
80 76%
Nov 28, 2017 flowing flowing
11 3%
Nov 28, 2017 hsncomert hsncomert
70 73%
Nov 28, 2017 Akinz Akınz
40 3%
Nov 27, 2017 shhandlisten storyoftheye
80 61%
Nov 27, 2017 addeh addeh
82 85%
Nov 27, 2017 brkshn
80 73%
Nov 26, 2017 le_mami le mami
85 89%
Nov 25, 2017 erkayama erkayama
75 67%
Nov 25, 2017 ABCoskun ABCoskun
87 79%
Nov 24, 2017 edaataseven edaataseven
89 78%
Nov 24, 2017 kcknz kcknz
80 66%
Nov 24, 2017 1859 1859
54 37%
Nov 23, 2017 filmdoc filmdoc
88 88%
Nov 23, 2017 hamletello adilekin
74 69%
Nov 23, 2017 btkarakaya bt.karakaya
71 38%
Nov 22, 2017 Ruh
96 89%
Nov 20, 2017 mardikmartin mardikmartin
90 95%
Nov 20, 2017 boneumut boneumut
55 9%
Nov 19, 2017 gonuldurmaz gonuldurmaz
80 53%
Nov 19, 2017 bmmello
84 78%
Nov 18, 2017 PsyDystopia
100 99%
Nov 18, 2017 mfkocaaslan m_fkocaaslan
60 7%
Nov 16, 2017 izlandik izlandik
60 12%
Nov 15, 2017 HKi HKi
82 92%
Nov 14, 2017 bobyang bobyang
85 84%
Nov 13, 2017 banadolu banadolu
70 50%
Nov 13, 2017 wetwillies wetwillies
90 74%
Viewed November 12, 2017.
Nov 12, 2017 dundjay dundjay
62 45%
Nov 12, 2017 dequinix dequinix
70 73%
Nov 12, 2017 lifeasadog lifeasadog
80 67%
Nov 12, 2017 bybrt bybrt
70 64%
Nov 11, 2017 ahherdemc_ii ahherdemc
77 65%
Nov 11, 2017 serinkuytu serinkuytu
55 21%
Nov 11, 2017 feranmeraler feranmeraler
85 78%
Nov 11, 2017 kedidirkedi kedidirkedi
74 31%
Nov 11, 2017 umutiryakii umutiryakii
81 84%
Nov 10, 2017 asperastrum ()
70 48%
Nov 09, 2017 numan numan
81 72%
Nov 09, 2017 warmur7 warmur7
76 27%
Nov 07, 2017 mardytam snbutler
62 30%
Nov 06, 2017 TreyAtwood TreyAtwood
80 84%
Nov 05, 2017 moses moses
73 88%
Nov 05, 2017 pmpfe pmpfe
78 40%
Nov 04, 2017 H9k H9k
8 78%
Nov 04, 2017 bolinek
65 75%
Nov 03, 2017 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
80 61%
Oct 29, 2017 dsbatista
80 44%
Oct 28, 2017 Odelay Odelay
82 72%
Oct 25, 2017 uysalherif uysalherif
70 70%
Oct 22, 2017 filmfreak88 filmfreak88
70 55%
Oct 22, 2017 bhalac bhalac
82 80%
Oct 15, 2017 Cigo Cigo
8 69%
Oct 13, 2017 P_u_l_p P u l p
75 72%
Oct 11, 2017 Skippey Skippey
74 60%
Oct 09, 2017 Hadzibegovic Hadzibegovic
71 52%
Oct 06, 2017 oturan_adam onuryilyang
81 75%
Oct 03, 2017 Winternight Winternight
30 18%
Oct 01, 2017 brick brick
15 44%
Sep 30, 2017 yagmur
90 74%
Sep 25, 2017 strangelime
85 63%
Sep 25, 2017 ECR E.C.R.
62 53%
Sep 24, 2017 Hakan_Gner Hakan Güner
80 62%
Sep 24, 2017 Oktay Oktay
80 74%
Sep 24, 2017 anaskvit anaskvit
80 63%
Sep 23, 2017 amirtocha amirtocha
53 28%
Sep 22, 2017 Johnny_Mo Johnny Mo
77 72%
Sep 21, 2017 Moribunny Moribunny
65 64%
The similarly themed Le Havre was a rather sunny little movie. The Other Side of Hope sees Kaurismaki going back to a somewhat darker tone. All in all a nice job from a reliable auteur.
Sep 18, 2017 walkabout walkabout
75 81%
Sep 17, 2017 trumpets
80 35%
Sep 12, 2017 Philosofem
64 35%
Sep 06, 2017 loosecanons loosecanons
9 78%
Sep 05, 2017 kode
71 32%
Sep 01, 2017 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
65 76%
Sep 01, 2017 filmaffinity filmaffinity
69 76%
Aug 31, 2017 martin!
73 54%
Aug 30, 2017 Nacho353
50 50%
Aug 27, 2017 nmroshan nmroshan
79 48%
Aug 27, 2017 Ercan Ercan
7 74%
Aug 26, 2017 barisius barisius
76 57%
Aug 26, 2017 jagarnyfiken jagarnyfiken
76 70%
Aug 24, 2017 Gody85 Gody85
58 70%
Aug 19, 2017 Toke Za
75 76%
Aug 19, 2017 zwyk
61 38%
Kaurismäki keeps his sober style with a plot that tries to address the situation of migrants. It's a political movie; it wants to be relevant. The way the movie portrays finns look too caricatural (it's the intention,but it gets annoying). It's a very reasonable story until Khaled goes to work at the restaurant - from that point on it's just fiction elaboration. There are a couple of embarassing scenes (technically horrible). It was a much more pleasing experience than expected.
Aug 15, 2017 Suda_Balik Suda Balık
80 60%
Aug 11, 2017 thewire thewire
75 66%
Aug 10, 2017 adwilson
70 59%
Aug 07, 2017 Diggler
72 56%
Aug 06, 2017 guvolefou guvolefou
80 74%
Aug 06, 2017 fartsahin fartsahin
70 56%
Aug 02, 2017 wzw
78 86%
Jul 29, 2017 ralexwr ralexwr
60 54%
Jul 18, 2017 Edueccì
79 49%
Jul 17, 2017 cankutozturk cankutozturk
76 62%
Jul 07, 2017 PekkaVaino
68 53%
Jun 28, 2017 brunifede
85 86%
Jun 27, 2017 debaser1985
81 91%
Jun 25, 2017 Gugy
89 87%
Jun 19, 2017 burksta LB94
74 35%
Jun 15, 2017 Lilarcor Lilarcor
87 88%
Jun 15, 2017 pppanders ppp.anders
90 66%
Jun 15, 2017 kondratiev
60 57%
Jun 14, 2017 Mulholland Mulholland
90 90%
May 28, 2017 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
91 89%
May 28, 2017 tarwebrood tarwebrood
50 19%
2017-05-28 lacking interaction between main characters
May 17, 2017 JanDoggen JanDoggen
77 44%
May 15, 2017 damotine
76 45%
May 13, 2017 arrow_s arrow-s
84 88%
May 10, 2017 Lonewolf2003
75 56%
May 02, 2017 almeron
65 49%
Apr 29, 2017 ruben88
70 20%
Apr 23, 2017 matimend matimend
7 51%
Apr 23, 2017 Grouchy Grouchy
84 66%
Apr 23, 2017 maksler maksler
75 61%
Apr 23, 2017 haast
80 47%
Apr 19, 2017 IrmaLaDouce IrmaLaDouce
76 78%
Mar 27, 2017 ddrudges d_drudges
70 78%
Effortlessly marries Kaurismäki's usual, charming storytelling into the message about the humanity of the refugees. It's a fun film right down to the local Helsinkian music but does get too silly at times.
Mar 22, 2017 mkellins
70 76%
I was pleasantly surprised by this film. It's a weird combination of funny, cruel, moving and absurd, but it works well. The few weaker scenes are made up by the great musical choices and the hilarious, deadpan acting.
Mar 15, 2017 Moo555
70 63%
Mar 15, 2017 Ofterdingen Ofterdingen
73 81%
A charming, simple and touching piece of filmmaking. Kaurismäki may be using some of his old tricks but they are brilliant for telling a contemporary story about refugees and Europe.
Feb 26, 2017 electriccafe electriccafe
75 70%
Feb 24, 2017 pitkju2
70 38%
Cherishing a simpler time now vanishing doesn't mean bigotry or racism - inequality is universal - some of us struggle to survive, others are only asked of some human decency - it's easy to eat sushi in peace and send people back to die in war - a filmmaker may have said enough, but there are issues he and we should not ignore.
Feb 22, 2017 tenant tenant
65 67%
Feb 16, 2017 nuotio
55 49%
Immigration is surely a hot topic right now, but otherwise this is familiar territory for Kaurismäki: bars, restaurant and people lost in time, delivering ironic dialogue. As a Finn I was a bit irritated by how Kaurismäki made the bureaucracy and system look a lot worse than it is, and there's plenty of drama and injustice even without that taking kind of artistic freedom. Also, at least some kind of motivation for the racists would have been nice. Now they just picked on Khaled for no reason.
Feb 14, 2017 gargantua gargantua
75 70%
Average Percentile 57.76% from 220 Rankings rss