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Le Havre (Criterion) (2011)

Cast: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, more...
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
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Studio: Criterion Collection
Genre: Comedies, Drama, Foreign, Politics and Social Issues, France, Criterion Collection
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

Synopsis
In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic French cinema of the past, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish directors finest films.

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Le Havre (Criterion) (2011)
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Le Havre (Criterion) (Bonus Disc) (2011)
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