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Le Havre

IMDb 7.2 93 min
Genre:
Drama, Comedy
Stars:
Jean Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Evelyne Didi, Quoc Dung Nguyen, Laïka
Director:
Aki Kaurismäki
Country:
France, West Germany, Finland
Rating:
9.0 / 1 times
Release:
2011-09-08
Synopsis:
A dock worker in Le Havre hears a human sound inside one of the containers in port, that container which left Gabon three weeks ago and which was supposed to arrive in London five days after its departure from Gabon, which didn't happen. The Le Havre police and French border guards find a still alive group of illegal African immigrants inside. On the sign from one of his elders, a young teen boy among the illegal immigrants manages to escape, news of which hits the local media. The first friendly face that boy, Idrissa, encounters is that of former artist now aged shoeshine Marcel Marx. Marcel decides to help Idrissa by hiding him in his house, news which slowly trickles through his community of friends - most of whom he associates with at his local bar - and neighbors, most who assist Marcel in this task. Marcel goes to great lengths to find out Idrissa's story, which leads to Marcel's further task of trying to get Idrissa to London, his original end destination. The one neighbor who...