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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 »

On Five

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This Week on the Criterion Channel

December 08, 2017

This week, we’re offering you the chance to go on a veritable viewing rampage, with this massive collection of fourteen kaiju classics, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck. . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Critics Are Loving Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope

December 01, 2017

One of the great masters of melancholy comedy, Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, returns to theaters today with The Other Side of Hope, his first film since 2011’s Le Havre. Continuing his . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Did You See This?

December 09, 2016

The BFI offers a primer on the films of John Cassavetes in celebration of what would have been the director’s eighty-seventh birthday. In February, Aki Kaurismäki will be releasing the . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


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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