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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

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Original title
Hymyilevä mies (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki)
Running time
92 min.
Finland Finland
Mikko Myllylahti
Laura Airola, Joonas Haavisto, Miika Snåre
Jani-Petteri Passi (B&W)
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Aamu Filmcompany / ONE TWO Films / Tre Vänner Produktion AB
Drama | Biography. 1960s. Boxing
Synopsis / Plot
Summer 1962, Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.
2016: Cannes Film Festival: Best Film (Un Certain Regard)
2016: European Film Awards: FIPRESCI Award
2016: Satellite Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Foreign Language Film
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