In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismaki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (Andre Wilms), a kindly bohemian who shines shoes for a living, in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of most 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, especially the poetic realist works of Jean Duvivier and Marcel Carne, LE HAVRE is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish director's finest films.
Evelyne Didi,Elina Salo,André Wilms,Blondin Miguel,Kati Outinen,Jean-Pierre Darroussin
In this warm-hearted portrait of the harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (Andre Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. A political fairy tale that mixes the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné with wry Kaurismäkian comedy,