The Other Side of Hope is great movie made in West Germany. I will grant that my expectations were very low before watching The Other Side of Hope. Before you read this review and before I spoil you the story, watch the movie, I highly recommend it. Remember, no matter what, you have to watch The Other Side of Hope online. Aki Kaurismäki's films play on emotions and are able to move a more sensitive viewer. You can watch it online here on and add your own subtitles if you are not native english speaker.