Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Cast: Oona Airola, Joonas Saartamo, Jarkko Lahti
Genre: drama, romance, biography
Runtime: 92 min.
The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli's small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There's only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside of the ring, it's Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention.
Награды и фестивали:
Cannes Film Festival - Un certain regard Award
Chicago International Film Festival - New Directors Competition Award
European Film Award - Discovery of the Year
Sattellite Award Nomination - Best Foreign Language Film
Zurich International Film Festival - Best International Film
Munich International Film Festival - participation
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - participation