Le Havre

2011, Finland-France, 89’, Color, French

Director: Aki Kaurismaki
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2011 Cannes Film Festival Competition Film
2011 Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Award
2011 Munich Film Festivali Best Film Award

A minimalist masterpiece from grand director Kaurismaki…

Synopsis:
In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), 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.

IMDb : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1508675/?ref_=nv_sr_1