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Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki

 
Le Havre (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Finland, France
  • 2011
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
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  • Spine #619

In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic French cinema of the past, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish director’s finest films.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Aki Kaurismäki, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New interview with actor André Wilms
  • Footage from the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, including a press conference and a French television interview with cast and crew
  • Finnish television interview with actress Kati Outinen from 2011
  • Concert footage of Little Bob, the musician featured in the film
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Sicinski and a 2011 conversation between Kaurismäki and film historian Peter von Bagh

    New cover by Manuele Fior

Film Essays

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Le Havre: “Always Be a Human”

By Michael Sicinski July 31, 2012

Aki Kaurismäki’s latest working-class fable is his warmest, and his most political. Read more »

Photo Galleries

Le Havre Portraits

August 02, 2012


Film Essays

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Le Havre: “Always Be a Human”

By Michael Sicinski July 31, 2012

Aki Kaurismäki’s latest working-class fable is his warmest, and his most political. Read more »


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