Le Havre

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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Aki Kaurismäki

Cast:

  • Jean-Pierre Léaud
  • Kati Outinen
  • Jean-Pierre Darroussin
  • André Wilms
  • Elina Salo
  • Evelyne Didi
  • Blondin Miguel

Writer:

  • Aki Kaurismäki

Producer:

  • Aki Kaurismäki

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