The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki (2016)

 ●  Finnish ● 1 hr 32 mins

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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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Did you know? Director Juho Kuosmanen, producer Jussi Rantamäki, actor Jarkko Lahti, actress Oona Airola and the real Olli Maki whom Lahti plays in the film, are all from the city of Kokkola. Read More
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as Elis Ask
as Olli Mäki
as Raija Mäki
as Eddie Cotton
as Dokumentin Kuvaaja
as Laila Ask
as Davey Moore
as Boxer
as Ravintolan Johtaja
as Nyrkkeilija, Askin Talli
as Vanha Pariskunta
as Miss Suomi
as Vanha Pariskunta

Direction

Director

Distribution

Distributor

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Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer

Sound

Sound Effects Editor
Foley Artist

Art

Production Designer

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Finnish
Spoken Languages:
English
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRIFLEX 416
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
Stereoscopy:
No
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
A modern switchboard housing can be briefly seen in the hallway of Elis Ask's apartment.
Trivia:
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki was selected for the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa.

Early test footage shot in color did not capture the time period. By choosing to use 16 mm B&W the film-makers were able to give recently renovated locations a vintage look. The lack of color hid modern details.

Elis Ask's apartment in the film was set in the apartment of director Juho Kuosmanen.

Director Juho Kuosmanen, producer Jussi Rantamäki, actor Jarkko Lahti, actress Oona Airola and the real Olli Maki whom Lahti plays in the film, are all from the city of Kokkola.

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 Maki.

Official submission of Finland for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.