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Summer 1962, Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.
He was the first Finn ever to fight for the world champion title, but lost the match humiliatingly in the second round by knockout. He calls it the best day of his life.
The film’s world premiere was in Cannes Film Festival 2016, where it wins top Un Certain Regard prize.