Le Havre

Le Havre

DVD - 2012 | French
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Marcel Marx, an old bohemian living in the French harbor city of Le Havre, stands up for a young African refugee when officials begin to pursue the boy for deportation.


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Dec 21, 2017

Terrible Film - Nothing happens for the first hour. Bad quality, bad directing. Camera often focuses on a character's face staring into the distance for an abnormally long time (10 + seconds). Characters are either smoking or drinking every 5 minutes in the film. Superbly boring. The worst French film I have ever watched.

Dec 21, 2017

A lovely fairy tale.

Jul 09, 2017

A great movie with some great life messages. The use of color and cinematography were exceptional. Little Bob is truly a gem to be shared with the rest of the world.

Dec 08, 2015

In a world gone mad, this is a little glimmer of hope. Little Bob should run for office. VIVA LA PARIS!!!!!

Aug 19, 2015

Talk about a low budget movie, this felt like a French soap opera. Nothing great here, expected more.

Sep 04, 2014

I wasn't looking for a feel good movie but found this. It was lovely to see the lead character do what needed to be done for the young boy although it took him great effort, time and courage. It was also great to see an older person who wasn't worn down by life and embittered. There are a lot of horrible events happening in the world but at the same time it is people like Marcel kind and unselfish of heart who make the world a better place and give the innocent a chance at life.

May 04, 2014

A wry, sweet film set in the title port city and directed by the Finnish Aki Kaurismaki, who also did "Leningrad Cowboys Go West." It tackles immigration, aging and illness without being sentimental or didactic, which is hard to do. Contrary to another commentator, I wouldn't describe this as "melodramatic," but rather understated and observant. This is a 2-disc set released by Criterion.

madison382 Apr 20, 2014

Really enjoyed this movie

Mar 04, 2014

A melodramatic story about a poor French shoeshine man's efforts to help an illegal Nigerian immigrant youth to escape from the French port of Le Havre across the English Channel to London. The plot might have been improved by substituting a bank robbery for the cheesy fund-raising rock concert; and the wife's death (rather than miraculous recovery) might have balanced the continuation of life signified by the youth's successful flight to England.

Feb 19, 2014

What a beautiful fairy tail of people who become heroes by solidarity!

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