Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Le Havre (2011)

Another great gem from the infamous Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki that shined in Cannes and other cinema festivals last year. Marcel Marx is a poor shoe shiner who fights for his family survival near the port city of Le Havre. He also cares about his sick woman who enters the hospital after cancer diagnosis. When police discovers a group of illegal immigrants, a young boy, Idrissa manages to escape and tries to find a way to reach England. Marcel finds him freezing alone and decides to help him at any cost to find his way. A detective is chasing them but at the end, the possibilities for Idrissa to run away are positive. Excellent cinematography and beautiful bright colors. Instead of its slow sometimes rhythm, this film works really well.

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