In his confident and widely-celebrated debut feature, with stunning cinematography captured entirely in 16mm black and white film, Juho Kuosmanen presents the true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who fought American featherweight world champion Davey Moore for the 1962 title. The small town life of the immensely talented and equally modest Olli is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There's only one problem: Olli is falling in love. Inside the ring, it's Finland vs. the U.S.A., but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention.
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