'The Other Side of Hope': A Gloomy Yet Comic Syrian Refugee Story

Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki tells of the plight of refugees in a poignant, deeply human film that artfully blends sadness and comedy

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In the Helsinki refugee center where he ends up after fleeing Syria in search of political asylum, Khaled (Sherwan Haji) gets some advice from a new friend, Mazdak (Simon Al-Bazoon), a refugee from Iraq. To...