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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

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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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Based on 11 The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki Cinema reviews, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki gets an average Cinema review score of 83. The score for all versions is 83 based on a total of 11 reviews.
100/100
variety.comCinema
This year's Un Certain Regard champ, Juho Kuosmanen's tender, melancholic boxing biopic beguiles from start to Finnish.
117d ago
100/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
Finnish newcomer Juho Kuosmanen chronicles the buildup to the 1962 world featherweight championship title match in this idiosyncratic boxing drama.
117d ago
B+/A+
www.avclub.comCinema
Boxing dramas don’t come more charming than The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki.
117d ago
80/100
www.villagevoice.comCinema
Olli Mäki isn't a knockout, but it does go the distance.
117d ago
4/5
www.theguardian.comCinema
The story of a Finnish boxer taking on a big-shot US star on home turf is the basis for this strange and wonderful comedy.
117d ago
B/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
The Happiest Day In the Life of Olli Mäki doesn’t succumb to the obvious issues of the biopic, but does suffer in the opposite way: it sometimes lacks that singular purpose that...
117d ago
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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki release date for Cinema April 21, 2017 4 Months Ago (US)

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