Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
The hilarious and poignant new comedy from beloved Finish director Aki Kaurismaki follows the story of Khaled (Sherwan Haji) a Syrian refugee that stows away on a coal freighter destined for Helsinki and Wikstrom (Sakari Kuosmanen) a tee-shirt salesman turned entrepreneur.
When authorities turn-down Khaled’s application for asylum, he is forced underground and Wikstrom finds him sleeping in the yard behind the restaurant. He offers him a job and a roof over his head and for a moment life shows its sunnier side.
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ikka Koivula, Janne Hyytianinen, Nuppu Koivu, Kaija Pakarinen, Niroz Haji, Simon Hussein-Al-Bazoon.