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News, 11/9/2016

Finnish feel-good film takes the world by storm

Photo: Kuokkasen Kuvaamo/Aamu Film Company

How has the true story of featherweight boxer Olli Mäki, a distinctively Finnish tale, connected with cinema-goers across the globe?

The events in The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki unfold in Helsinki in the spring of 1962. The film follows the amateur fighter (played by Jarkko Lahti) as his highly ambitious manager Elis Ask (Eero Milonoff) puts him through a grueling training regime in the lead-up to a fight against the American pro Davey Moore (John Bosco Jr).

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Updated 11/7/2016

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