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Le Havre

Le Havre

Darroussin, Jean-Pierre, actor; Gaigne, Pascal, music; Kaurismäki, Aki, director; Wilms, André, actor; Outinen, Kati, actor

Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki directs this comedy drama depicting the friendship between an illegal child immigrant and an elderly Frenchman. Marcel Marx (André Wilms) is an ageing shoe shiner living in the French port city of Le Havre with his beloved wife Arletty (Kati Outinen). When Arletty becomes ill and is taken into hospital, Marcel takes in eight-year-old Idrissa (Blondin Miguel), an illegal immigrant boy from Africa who is trying to get to his mother in London. Marcel comes under the scrutiny of local police inspector Monet (Jean-Pierre Darroussin), but remains determined to help reunite Idrissa with his family

DVD. French. Film dramas.
Published Artificial Eye 2012

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Statement of responsibility: director, Aki Kaurismäki; producer, Aki Kaurismäki; writer, Aki Kaurismäki
EAN: 5021866605302
BBFC classification: PG
Note: Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Scene access, Ratio (1:1.78 (16:9) widescreen), Languages (French), Sound (Dolby Digital), Other Language Sound Dolby Digital 2.0, Subtitles (English), Bonus footage, Interviews (Andé Wilms & Jean-Pierre Darroussin), Bonus tracks (Music video - Little Bob).
Note: Made in 2011.
Note: Credits: music, Pascal Gaigne; cinematographer, Timo Salminen.
Performers: Cast: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi, Quoc Dung Nguyen, François Monnié, Roberto Piazza, Pierre Étaix, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Vincent Lebodo.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : col.
System: DVD.
Other Number: 5021866605302
Publisher Number: ART605DVD
Subject: France Emigration and immigration.; Shoe shiners France.; Illegal immigrants France