Year: 2016

Original Title: Hymyilevä mies

Country: Finland

Length: 92 minutes

Budget: €1,200,000

Genre: Drama, Biography


Suitable for 12 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: April 21 2017

United States:


Ranking: 1,784 out of 12,896 movies (up 953)


5.1 by 2 users

8.0 by Movie'n'co

9.2 by 3 media


Olli Mäki, during the summer of the year 1962, he aspired to become the world champion on featherweight boxing. Everywhere he goes, be the land or Helsinki streets, everyone see at him a great future with a lot of sucess. The only thing he has to do is losing weight and concentrating in his goal. However, his life changes when Olli falls in love with Raija. This Finnish movie is directed and written by Juho Kuosmanen, and its cast stars with names like OOona Airola, Eero Milonoff and Jarkko Lahti. The movie is based in the real story of Olli Mäki and Raika Mäki, a real couple which history took place in the Finnish city of Kokkola more than fifty years ago, when the main character had a career in boxing.


Cast The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Mika Melender

Ravintolan johtaja

Oona Airola

Raija Mäki

Eero Milonoff

Elis Ask



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Trivia The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

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 Mäki. The director Juho Kuosmanen was born in Kokkola, the same city as Olli Mäki. Elis Ask's apartment in the movie was set in the apartment of director Juho Kuosmanen in real life.