The new French feature by legendary filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki
Le Havre follows Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a former author who has retreated into a voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre to become a shoe-shiner. Marx’s life takes an interesting turn when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage immigrant refugee from Africa.
Le Havre features a principally French cast, including André Wilms, Jean-Pierre Daroussin and Jean-Pierre Léaud, as well as Kaurismäki regular Kati Outinen and newcomer Blondin Miguel.
Country of Origin: Finland/France/Germany Language: French w/ English subtitles Duration: 93 minutes Rating: PG Director: Aki Kaurismäki Starring: André Wilms, Jean-Pierre Daroussin, Kati Outinen, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Léaud Australian release: March 29 2012
4 1/2 stars – David Stratton, At the Movies
4 stars – Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies
'It embraces you, and you want to hug back' – Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies
4 stars – Jake Wilson, The Age
4 stars – Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
4 stars - Who Weekly
‘New Kaurismäki is a cracker…superbly staged and composed and boasting a marvellous cast’ – Screen International
‘A total treat…Le Havre is a joy’ – Jonathan Romney, The Independent on Sunday
‘An intensely loveable film’ – Peter Bradshow, The Guardian
‘I loved Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre…a kind of faux-naif enchantment, a magical madness, the screen equivalent of a Chagall painting’ – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times