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

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  24 February 2012 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,790 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 8 user | 63 critic | 12 from

A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing.


(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video


Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 14 Nov 2011
a list of 23 titles
created 09 Apr 2014
a list of 32 titles
created 23 May 2014
a list of 42 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 49 titles
created 10 months ago

Related Items

Search for "The Fairy" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Fairy (2011)

The Fairy (2011) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fairy.
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rumba (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Teachers in a rural school, happy couple Fiona and Dom have a common passion: Latin Dancing. One night, after a glorious dance competition, they have a car accident and see their lives turn... See full summary »

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Philippe Martz
L'iceberg (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fiona, Julien and their two clone-like children live a life appropriate to the robots they have become, in a style-less, cheerless suburb somewhere in the flatlands of French-speaking ... See full summary »

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Lucy Tulugarjuk, Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel
Attila Marcel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. (He ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Chomet
Stars: Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont
Bekas (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kader
Stars: Zamand Taha, Sarwar Fazil, Diya Mariwan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta
Jiyan (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of ... See full summary »

Director: Jano Rosebiani
Stars: Kurdo Galali, Pirshang Berzinji, Choman Hawrami
Bekas (2010)
Short | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Two homeless Kurdish brothers see Superman in the town's first movie theatre and decide they are going to live with him in the US. It's a long, dangerous road in the hands of ruthless human smugglers.

Director: Karzan Kader
Stars: Zamand Taha, Sarwar Fazil, Rebwar Amin
The Giants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Brothers Seth and Zak, fifteen and thirteen & 3/4 years old, are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and ... See full summary »

Director: Bouli Lanners
Stars: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Martin Nissen, Paul Bartel
Lost in Paris (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Stars: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Short and comical film where a man falls in love with a cleaning lady

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Stars: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Félix Mandel, an internationally renowned astrophysicist, is married with a four-year-old son and often has his head in the clouds.

Director: Arthur Joffé
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Michel Serrault, Isabelle Gélinas
Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fairy  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


It's Wonderful
written by Leroy Smith, Mitchell Parish & Cameron Slater Wells
Performed by Louis Armstrong
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If A Town Called Panic were played out for real in Le Havre
16 October 2011 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A hugely enjoyable, loony French physical comedy, The Fairy concerns a ditzy love affair played out between the eponymous fairy godmother wish-granter and the night watchman of an hotel. A system of equally altered-reality characters circle these two: African asylum seekers; hospital inpatients and staff; a female rugby team (Les Dieselles. No, really). Episode by episode the comic narrative plays itself out, in a mixture of Jacques Tati sight gags and Pina Bausch- style movement and choreography. Abel, Gordon and Romy (the actors- director)'s camera acts like the hands of the illusionist, framing and focusing on the action, the participants, the limits and contents of the jokes, irrespective of anything else - including the rest of the film - around them. It's escapist fun of a pure dimension, escaping even the strictures of the causal narrative about itself. Light and warm, like the summer breeze on the cliffs of Le Havre. 6/10

26 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can't wait to see this. marrlin
The reviewer calls it 'hugely enjoyable' and give it a 6 out of 10? johnjohnson68510
Available on amazon instant video Pangaeus
Discuss The Fairy (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: