The Fairy (2011)
"La fée" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  24 February 2012 (USA)
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A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Abel ...
Fiona Gordon ...
Fiona, la fée
Philippe Martz ...
John, l'Anglais
Bruno Romy ...
Le patron de l'Amour Flou
Vladimir Zongo ...
Le premier clandestin
Destiné M'Bikula Mayemba ...
Le deuxième clandestin
Willson Goma ...
Le troisième clandestin
Didier Armbruster ...
L'homme volant
Anaïs Lemarchand ...
La chanteuse
Lenny Martz ...
Emilie Horcholle ...
La vendeuse de chaussures
Sandrine Morin ...
Christophe 'René' Philippe ...
Alexandre Xenakis ...
Ophélie Anfry ...
La policière


Dom works the night shift in a small hotel near the industrial sea port of Le Havre. One night, a woman arrives with no luggage and no shoes. Her name is Fiona and she tells Dom that she is a fairy that can grant him three wishes. Fiona makes two of his wishes come true then mysteriously disappears. Dom. who has fallen in love with her by then, searches for her everywhere. Written by Anonymous

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

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$2,165 (USA) (27 April 2012)


$38,399 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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The two stars, Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, are lovers in real life and have been together since the early 1980s. See more »


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Kooky rom-com- do fairies exist or are they stark raving mad?
8 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although this film contains one of the best images I have ever seen in a film ( the tug of war contest over our lovers embracing) the humour was cartoonish tom-foolery. The audience quickly grew tired at being told when to laugh; all that was missing was a drum roll and symbol crash.The audience was left cringing in pro- longed,embarrassed silence. It seemed every bit- actor wanted the camera's attention for as long as possible adding to the squirm in the seat factor. Our lovers were more like elongated, gangly ,naive siblings. Pointless sub-plots add to the surreal feel of the film. There were lots of nods to the silent era ( our heroes are mime artists, so not fully surprising) but there was no mastery of subtlety- unlike Le Havre. Sweet but full of eye-rollingly excruciating moments.

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