Finland, 1962. Boxer Olli Mäki (Jarkko Lahti) is 26 years old and in love. He comes from a humble background – his manager Elis Ask (Eero Milonoff), however, wants to turn him into a glamorous boxing star. Olli is expected to be the first Finnish boxer to defeat the US-American world champion for the 1962 World Featherweight title. Olli certainly has the skills, but does he have the will? Un Certain Regard Cannes-winner, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki is a cinematic triumph and a beautifully human true story of Finnish boxing star Olli Maki and his humble search for simple happiness.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (2017) is casting Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff and Joonas Saartamo. The film has won 2016 Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard Award; in 2016 Chicago International Film Festival won New Directors Competition; in
2016 European Film Awards won European Discovery of the Year; in 2017 Jussi Awards won Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actor (Jarkko Lahti), Best Supporting Actree (Oona Airola), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup Design, Nominated, Best Supporting Actor (Eero Milonoff) and Best Script; among other prizes in festival accross Europe.
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