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THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI

by Juho Kuosmanen

synopsis

Olli Mäki had the chance of a lifetime. He was the first Finn ever to fight for the world championship in featherweight boxing, but lost the match humiliatingly in the second round by knock out in front of a packed stadium. He calls it the best day of his life.

international title: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
original title: Hymyilevä Mies
working title: Nyrkkeilijä
country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Juho Kuosmanen
film run: 90'
release date: FI 2/09/2016, FR 19/10/2016, DE 5/01/2017
screenplay: Mikko Myllylahti
cast: Eero Milonoff, Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola
cinematography by: Jani-Petteri Passi
film editing: Jussi Rautaniemi
art director: Kari Kankaanpää
costumes designer: Sari Suominen
producer: Jussi Rantamäki
co-producer: Sol Bondy, Katarina Krave, Simon Perry, Jamila Wenske, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro
production: Aamu Filmcompany, ONE TWO Films, Tre Vänner Produktion
distributor: B-Plan Distribution, Les Films du Losange, Camino Filmverleih