The true story of Olli Maki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally equally modest. Olli's small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of the country. There's only one problem. Olli has just fallen in love. Inside the ring, it's Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention. Captured entirely in 16mm black and white film, this widely celebrated feature debut from Juno Kuosmanen was awarded at Cannes Film Festival.
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