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Le Havre

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:October 21, 2011
Running time:103 minutes
Cast:Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, André Wilms, Elina Salo
Director:Aki Kaurismäki
Producer:Aki Kaurismäki
Writer:Aki Kaurismäki
Distributor:Janus Films

Description: In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa into the path of Marcel Marx, a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight.

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