Le Havre  [2011]
The Haven
DirectorAki Kaurismäki
CastJean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, André Wilms
Marcel Marx, a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated into a voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre, where he feels he has reached a closer rapport with his people, serving them in the honourable, but not too profitable, occupation of a shoe-shiner. He has buried his dreams of a literary breakthrough and lives happily within the triangle of his favourite bar, his work, and his wife Arletty. When fate suddenly throws in his path an underage immigrant refugee from the darkest Africa and at the same time his wife becomes seriously ill and is bedridden, Marcel once more has to rise against the cold wall of human indifference with his innate optimism and the unwavering solidarity of the people of his quarter as his only weapons.
2011 Screening Schedule
Elgin & Winter Garden
[map]   090821EL
Art Gallery of Ontario
[map]   090913JH

“LE HAVRE” (2011 feature film directed by Aki Kaurismäki)
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Runtime1:33 (93min)
LanguageFinnish, French
CountryFinland, France, Germany
*****   IMDb
****   Gordonandthewhale
***˝   TheFilmstage
***˝   IMDb
***   MovieCritic.com.au
***   RichonFilm
**   Slantmagazine
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