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The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.

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Olli Mäki
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Raija Jänkä
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Elis Ask
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Laila Ask
Esko Barquero ...
Snadi
Elma Milonoff ...
Evi
Leimu Leisti ...
Tuula
Hilma Milonoff ...
Anneli
Olli Rahkonen ...
Nyrkkeilijä, Askin Talli
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Boxer
Henrik Palosaari ...
Nyrkkeilijä, Askin Talli
Sam-Peter Hirvikangas ...
Nyrkkeilijä, Askin Talli
Antti Naakka ...
Nyrkkeilijä, Askin Talli
Niklas Hyvärinen ...
Nyrkkeilijä, Askin Talli
Sauli Helenius ...
Kulmamies
Jussi Lohijoki ...
Kulmamies
Ilkka Ilkare ...
Dokumenttiohjaaja
Jarmo Kiuru ...
Dokumenttikuvaaja
Petri Hytönen ...
Rikas mies
Tom Liljemark ...
Toimittaja
Heikki Metsämäki ...
Toimittaja
Juha Mäkinen ...
Toimittaja
Aku-Petteri Pahkamäki ...
Toimittaja
Henri Waltter Rehnström ...
Toimittaja
John Bosco Jr. ...
Davey Moore
Terry Laitala ...
Mooren valmentaja
Shamuel Kohen ...
Willie Ketchum
Deogracias Masomi ...
Eddie Cotton
Tuomas Airola ...
Raija Jänkän isä
Tiina Weckström ...
Raija Jänkän äiti
Aaro Airola ...
Raija Jänkän veli
Anna Airola ...
Raija Jänkän sisko
Martti Nykänen ...
Pappi
Timo Virolainen ...
Mies kirkossa
Tomi Salonen ...
Mies kirkossa
Tuomo Kemppainen ...
Mies kirkossa
Lea Hotari-Hopia ...
Nainen kirkossa
Emilia Leväniemi ...
Morsian
Anton Kuosmanen ...
Sulhanen
Leo Käkelä ...
Morsiamen isä
Mäkipelimannit ...
Pelimannit häissä
Arma Karvonen ...
Lapsi ikkunan luona
Jalo Kuosmanen ...
Lapsi ikkunan luona
Toivo Kuosmanen ...
Lapsi ikkunan luona
Viljami Lahti ...
Lapsi ikkunan luona
Laila Niemonen ...
Lapsi ikkunan luona
Joona Korpi ...
Nuori uimassa
Topi Martinoff ...
Nuori uimassa
Eeva Mäkinen ...
Nuori uimassa
Nelly Nilsson ...
Mannekiini
Marco Melander ...
Valokuvaaja
Saara Salmi ...
Valokuvaajan assistentti
Claes Andersson ...
Pianisti
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Ravintolan johtaja
Eija Leinonen ...
Tarjoilija
Pia Andersson ...
Miss Suomi
Iiris Anttila ...
Vedenneito
Satu Järvi ...
Vedenneito
Niina Vornanen ...
Vedenneito
Reetta Koskinen ...
Vedenneito
Emilia Jansson ...
Vedenneito
Salla Yli-Luopa ...
Kampaaja
Kikka Rytkönen ...
Rautatieaseman lipunmyyjä
Carl Lybäck ...
Lääkäri
Jesse Jouhki ...
Harjoitusvastus
Sakari K. Salo ...
Konduktööri
Seppo Salminen ...
Lääkäri
Tuukka Koistinen ...
Toimitsija
Elli Rintala ...
Myyjä korukaupassa
Isto Voutilainen ...
Nyrkkeilijä ottelussa
Erkki Meronen ...
Tuomari
Ykspihlajan Kino-Orkesteri ...
Orkesteri juhlissa
Olli Mäki ...
Vanha pariskunta
Raija Mäki ...
Vanha pariskunta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erkki Luja
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Boxer
Ilkka Pekkarinen ...
Reportteri lehdistötilaisuudessa
Petri Pokki ...
Reportteri
Matti Simola
Marko Wilskman ...
Extra

Directed by

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Juho Kuosmanen

Written by

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Juho Kuosmanen ... ()
 
Mikko Myllylahti ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sol Bondy ... co-producer
Katarina Krave ... co-producer
Simon Perry ... co-producer
Jussi Rantamäki ... producer
Martti Tervo ... line producer
Jamila Wenske ... co-producer
Anna Lo Westlin ... associate producer
Nicklas Wikström Nicastro ... co-producer

Music by

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Laura Airola
Joonas Haavisto
Miika Snåre

Cinematography by

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Jani-Petteri Passi

Film Editing by

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Jussi Rautaniemi

Editorial Department

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Mats Holmgren ... colorist
Susanne Kujala ... post-production coordinator
Noora Kuparinen ... assistant editor
Vincent Larsson ... digital intermediate supervisor
Jon Mankell ... post-production producer
Jussi Rautaniemi ... trailer editor
Felicia Semitjov ... conform
Jakub Sokolowski ... dcp mastering

Casting By

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Anastasia Lobkovski

Production Design by

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Kari Kankaanpää

Costume Design by

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Sari Suominen

Makeup Department

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Ari Haapaniemi ... wig master
Eija Hakkarainen ... makeup artist
Maia Hirvonen ... assistant makeup artist
Nora Pippingsköld ... assistant makeup artist
Saara Räisänen ... assistant makeup artist
Salla Yli-Luopa ... makeup designer

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vera Airaksinen ... first assistant director
Anastasia Lobkovski ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Joonas Eränen ... set builder
Ville Grönroos ... property master
Juhani Hietaniemi ... carpenter
Outi Kallio ... graphic
Kalle Kervinen ... graphic
Jouni Kuusimäki ... blacksmith
Jussi Laitinen ... assistant property master
Laura Malinen ... prop maker
Taina Ollikkala ... construction coordinator
Tomi Sopanen ... set builder
Tytti Tiri ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Peter Albrechtsen ... re-recording mixer
Erik Bjerknes ... sound effects editor
Svante Colérus ... boom operator
Christian Holm ... sound effects editor
Ville Katajala ... sound assistant
Pietu Korhonen ... foley recordist / sound recordist / sound / supervising sound editor
Heikki Kossi ... foley artist
Mikkel Nielsen ... sound effects recordist
Niklas Skarp ... re-recording mixer: dialogue
Kari Vähäkuopus ... foley mixer

Visual Effects by

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Simon Backlund ... visual effects artist
Mats Forsberg ... visual effects artist
Ragnar Grudd ... visual effects artist
Mats Holmgren ... digital colourist
Andreas Hylander ... digital coordinator
Linus Lindblom ... visual effects artist
Jonas Lindfors ... visual effects artist
Fredrik Nord ... visual effects supervisor
Evelina Åström ... visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Elina Eränen ... first assistant camera
Manu Haapala ... best boy
Henri Jurvanen ... lighting technician
Sami Kuokkanen ... gaffer / still photographer
Aki Laulajainen ... lighting technician
Kenneth Wennström ... lighting technician
Janina Witkowski ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Kaisa 'Kaika' Astikainen ... casting assistant (as Kaisa Astikainen)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Katriina Heimonen ... costumes: boxing equipment stylist
Minna Kiiskinen ... sewer
Tiina Louhula ... costume assistant: Perho
Maaret Nikkinen ... costumer
Sari Suominen ... patina & tint
Jenny Villikka ... costume assistant: Helsinki

Location Management

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Timo Jyllikoski ... assistant to location manager
Kari Kinnunen ... location manager: Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Klaus Klemola ... location scout
Kimi Seppänen ... location manager: Helsinki
Matti Sipiläinen ... assistant to location manager

Other crew

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Tiina Aaltonen ... poster designer
Pirjo Harmainen ... production accountant
Emilia Haukka ... production coordinator
Tuomas Haukka ... runner
Atte Karttunen ... graphic designer
Karoliina Korhonen ... caterer
Auli Mantila ... dramaturg
Franz Rodenkirchen ... script consultant
Juli Strader ... festival publicist

Thanks

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Olli Mäki ... thank you
Raija Mäki ... thank you

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli's small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There's only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside of the ring, it's Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention. This charming feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen was awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Taglines As fiercely talented as he is modest, Finnish boxer Olli Mäki is swept into national stardom as he trains for a once-in-a-lifetime fight against the World Featherweight Champion. There's only one problem: he's just fallen in love. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Nyrkkeilijä (Finland)
  • Den lyckligaste dagen i Olli Mäkis liv (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Den lyckligaste dagen i Olli Mäkis liv (Sweden)
  • Der Glücklichste Tag im Leben des Olli Mäki (Germany)
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Budget EUR1,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the end of the film, Olli and Raija walk to the harbor and encounter an old couple. The couple are the real-life Olli and Raija Mäki. See more »
Goofs A modern switchboard housing can be briefly seen in the hallway of Elis Ask's apartment. See more »
Soundtracks Angelo See more »

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