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.
Jarkko Lahti....Olli Mäki
Eero Milonoff....Elis Ask
Olli Rahkonen....Nyrkkeilijä, Askin Talli
Olli Mäki....Vanha pariskunta
Pia Andersson....Miss Suomi
Joanna Haartti....Laila Ask
Mika Melender....Ravintolan johtaja
Deogracias Masomi....Eddie Cotton
John Bosco Jr.....Davey Moore
Raija Mäki....Vanha pariskunta
Ilkka Pekkarinen....Reportteri lehdistötilaisuudessa
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