Movies Watched -- The Other Side of Hope (2017)

Added on by C. Maoxian.

In Finnish. 89 minutes so the perfect length, but I still watched it at 1.5-2x ffwd since it was so stylized, ultra retro, a typically quirky "Art House" movie ... Finnish humor is sort of a contradiction in terms ... not much of a story here ... gorgeous Syrian refugee ends up in Finland seeking asylum, after being separated from his sister ... around the same time, a traveling salesman of shirts quits his job (and his wife) and buys a restaurant ... and ends up hiring the refugee (paths crossing).

Someone said it's a "tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference," which is sort of true, but I wasn't thrilled with this "hipster sermon against anti-immigrant prejudice," it gets a red (avoid) rating from me, or a yellow rating if you're into art house movies from Finland.

 Playing the blues... 

Playing the blues...