Released: 06/04/2012 Released in key citiesShoe shiner Marcel is leading a relatively quiet life in a port town, when a young illegal immigrant stumbles into his world. As a community unites to hide the African boy from the police, the La vie de Bohème director couples a look at the ethics of immigration with the French idea of ‘fraternité', in this Palme d'Or nominated feature. For more information visit: http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?cinema=lehavre Watch:
Empire“One of the freshest voices in cinema...” It may not be up there with his very best, but Aki Kaurismäki offers a reminder that he's a still one of the freshest voices in cinema...
Total Film “Warm-hearted salute to classical French cinema...” Kaurismäki adeptly weaves rockabilly musical interludes, a stylised colourscheme and droll performances into a warm-hearted salute to both classical French cinema and working-class solidarity...
Evening Standard“Both charming and purposeful...” But the film doesn’t shout. It just progresses from one plot-point to another with his totally original and often endearing lack of superficial subtlety. The result is both charming and purposeful...
Time Out“Nostalgic portrait of an essentially good community...” What really saves ‘Le Havre’ from being too precious, apart from a wicked thread of black humour, is a sense of solidarity between not just the story’s characters, but between them, the filmmaker and us...
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