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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2016)

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2016)

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Summer 1962, Olli Mäki boxer is about to step into the ring for obtaining the title of champion featherweight world. Everyone predicted a bright future for this young Finn who left his native country for the lights of the capital. To reach his goal, he only needs to lose weight and focus on the goal. But a problem remains, Olli fell for Raija ...

Cast

Eero Milonoff
as Eelis Aski
John Bosco Jr.
as Davey Moore

Critic Reviews for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

So gracefully does The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki sidestep the formulaic mold of struggle, perseverance and simple victory or defeat that it could almost be considered an anti-fight picture.

October 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A lyrical sense of bittersweet acceptance permeates freshman director Juho Kuosmanen's marvelous sports biopic from its very first, perfectly composed frame.

October 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Based on a true story, Juho Kuosmanen's tender, understated love story is more Lost in Translation than Rocky

February 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Willamette Week

Juho Kuosmanen's film feeds on glances and smiles, from complicity between chaos and the patriotic pressure of every country. [Full review in Spanish]

February 3, 2017 | Full Review…
El Pais (Spain)

A brilliant and touching film that defends itself against all the topics, common places and mythologies of boxing cinema. [Full review in Spanish]

February 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
El Mundo (Spain)

A worthwhile showcase for excellent performances, assured direction, and a twist on the sports story that prioritizes character before history.

November 4, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
The Film Stage

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