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LE HAVRE

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In Competition – Feature Films
Directed by :
Aki KAURISMÄKI 
Country:
FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY
Year:
2010
Duration:
93.00 minutes

Synopsis

Marcel Marx, a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated into a voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre, where he feels he has reached a closer rapport with the people serving them in the occupation of the honourable, but not too profitable, of a shoe-shiner. He has buried his dreams of a literary breakthrough and lives happily within the triangle of his favourite bar, his work, and his wife Arletty, when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage immigrant refugee from the darkest Africa.

As Arletty at the same time gets seriously ill and is bedridden, Marcel once more has to rise against the cold wall of human indifference with his only weapon of innate optimism and the unwavering solidarity of the people of his quartier, but against him stands the whole blind machinery of the Western constitutionally governed state, this time represented by the dragnet of the police, moment by moment drawing closer around the refugee boy.

It's time for Marcel to polish his shoes and reveal his teeth.

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Aki KAURISMÄKI
Aki KAURISMÄKI

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Contacts and useful links

Production

SPUTNIK OY Museokatu 13A 00100 Helsinki Finlande T : +358 9 68 77 100 - sputnik@sputnik.fi PYRAMIDE PRODUCTIONS (FRANCE) PANDORA FILM (ALLEMAGNE) ARTE FRANCE CINEMA (FRANCE) ZDF ARTE (ALLEMAGNE)

Distribution

PYRAMIDE SA - T : +33 (0)1 42 96 01 01 - rarnold@pyramidefilms.com - www.pyramidefilms.com

French press

Eva Simonet - T : +33 (0)1 44 29 25 98 - eva.simonet@wanadoo.fr

International press

WOLFGANG W. WERNER PUBLIC RELATIONS - Wolfgang Werner - T : +49 89 38 38 67-0 - info@werner-pr.de - www.werner-pr.de

Foreign sales

THE MATCH FACTORY - T : +49 221 539 709 51 - michael.weber@matchfactory.de - www.the-match-factory.com