The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. All he has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.
Title: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Directed by: Juho Kuosmanen
Premiere & awards: Cannes Film Festival 2016, Un Certain Regard, Main Prize
Produced by: Aamu Film Company - Finland
In co-production with: One Two Films - Germany, Tre Vänner - Sweden
Countries: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Finland 1962. Twenty-five-year-old Olli Mäki, European amateur boxing champion, is training for the match of a lifetime: the world championship title. As it’s the first time ever for his country, unassuming Olli is a sudden celebrity, and the entire country is living a dream of great victory through the young athlete. Olli is under pressure from the media and his ambitious coach Elis, but around this time he meets pretty Raija and something special blossoms.
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