Friday, November 4, 2016

Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

In brief: In 1962, with only a few professional fights under his belt, Finnish featherweight Ollie Mäki fought American Davey More for the World Featherweight title. Despite an overbearing manager/ trainer who’s clearly trying to vicariously relive his own days in the ring, Mäki cares much more about spending time with Raija than he does about training for the fight. She is a natural beauty with a face that lends itself well to the period and black and white photography. Olli confesses to his manager that he’s fallen in love. Poor timing and a disapproving manager create conflict, as the two are clearly meant for each other, all that stands between them is the big fight.
Ramblings: So, it's a true story. So what? Plodding story and not much else. Well filmed and acted but to what end?

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