Description: In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa into the path of Marcel Marx, a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoe-shiner. 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. [Janus Films]


Production Company Sputnik, Pyramide Productions, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Finnish Film Foundation, Canal+, Nordisk Film & TV-Fond, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Yleisradio (YLE), CinéCinéma, ARTE, Région Haute-Normandie, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie
Release Date Oct 21, 2011
Duration 1 h 33 m
Rating Not Rated
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