Le Havre

Le Havre

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki • 2011 • Finland, France, Germany

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.

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Le Havre
  • Le Havre

    Directed by Aki Kaurismäki • 2011 • Finland, France, Germany

    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 shoeshi...

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

    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.