THURS NOV 30, 2017  at GALAXY       I PM

The director paints a picture of the unlikely bond between a Syrian refugee and a middle-aged salesman and recent restauranteur. Khaled escaped Aleppo in a coal shipping container and emerges an alien in an unfamiliar place. Wikstrom has recently left his wife and started a restaurant. Together they help each other navigate the adversities they face. With hilarious site gags, poker faced one-liners and a great soundtrack the movie balances wit with a critique of the bureaucracy that faces asylum seekers.
Won: Silver Bear Award, Best Director
Finland's Entry to Academy Awards
" ...a world that reeks of cigarette smoke and vodka...but the perfume that lingers longest is empathy" David Rooney

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Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Prnicipal Cast: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Korpela, Kati Outinen
Finland/Germany, 100 min, SubTitles, Drama