Le Havre

Le Havre

Criterion Collection Edition #619

In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support 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, LE HAVRE is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish director’s finest films.

Le Havre
  • Le Havre

    Directed by Aki Kaurismäki • 2011 • Finland, France, Germany
    Starring Blondin Miguel, André Wilms

    In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes ...

Extras

  • LE HAVRE at Cannes: Press Conference

    LE HAVRE was a sensation at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation at its premiere and winning the FIPRESCI prize, given by the International Federation of Film Critics. In the following footage from the festival—a panel discussion—the playful spirit of the film’s cast and cr...

  • LE HAVRE at Cannes: Interview

    LE HAVRE was a sensation at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation at its premiere and winning the FIPRESCI prize, given by the International Federation of Film Critics. In the following footage from the festival—an interview recorded for French television—the playful spirit ...

  • André Wilms on LE HAVRE

    In this April 2012 interview, LE HAVRE star André Wilms talks about the film and working with Aki Kaurismäki, who also directed him in LA VIE DE BOHÈME.

  • Kati Outinen on Aki Kaurismäki

    In this interview from the April 9, 2011, episode of the Finnish television show “Mansikkapaikka,” LE HAVRE star Kati Outinen discusses her career and the films she has made with director Aki Kaurismäki.

  • Little Bob in Concert

    This performance footage of the singer Little Bob, who gives the benefit concert in LE HAVRE, features the songs “Libero” and “Sheila ’n’ Willey” and was recorded in Le Havre in May 2010.