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Le Havre
(Le Havre)

by Aki KAURISMÄKI

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Marcel Marx, a shoeshiner – which to his mind is “the job closest to people, along with that of shepherd” – crosses the path of Idrissa, a teenager from Libreville (Gabon) who has been hunted by the police since he disembarked impromptu from a container in Le Havre port. On the run and on his own, Idrissa finds in Marcel and his small entourage a true haven and steadfast community determined to do all it can to help him join his mother in England. Le Havre opts for a fairy tale approach and makes a formal choice where stylisation never compromises realism. These two choices turn out to be the surest way of getting close to reality, be it rendering the violence with which the police and the state treat refugees, or showing what each can do to try to shield them from it. CH

  • Titre français
    Le Havre
  • Original title
    Le Havre
  • Scénario
    Aki Kaurismäki
  • Photo
    Timo Salminen
  • Montage
    Timo Linnasalo
  • Son
    Tero Malmberg
  • Musique
    The Renegades
  • Interprétation
    André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Miguel Blondin, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi, Quoc Dung Nguyen, François Monnié, Roberto Piazza, Pierre Etaix, Jean-Pierre Léaud
  • Production
    Pandora Filmproduktion, Pyramide Productions, Sputnik Oy, YLE
  • Distribution
    Pyramide Films : rarnold@pyramidefilms.com
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VO
  • Ratio

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