Le Havre

Le Havre
  • 2011
  • Finland / France / Germany
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Aki Kaurismaki
  • Cast: Andre Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Jean-Pierre Leaud
  • Language: French

In the dismal seaport of Le Havre, elderly shoe-shiner Marcel (Wilms) attempts to help a young African immigrant boy to cross the Channel to a better life. Kaurismaki’s inimitable sense of grim comedy is as sharp as ever, and the glorious Technicolor style bestows dignity on his beloved underclass.

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Le Havre

19 Mar 20124 stars

Aki Kaurismaki's French language debut is a grimly funny working class drama

(PG) 93min Migrating south to shoot his latest feature in France seems to have lightened the mood of the Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki, whose brand of deadpan humour has previously proved to be the key in crafting a series of delightfully miserable…

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