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

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Abel ...
Dom
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 ...
Jimmy
Emilie Horcholle ...
La vendeuse de chaussures
Sandrine Morin ...
L'infirmière
Christophe 'René' Philippe ...
Bart
Alexandre Xenakis ...
Dave
Ophélie Anfry ...
La policière
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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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$2,165 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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$38,399 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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Unexpected delight
25 April 2012 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

To tell the truth, I only saw the second half of this film. It was on cable TV and I flicked onto it. I almost turned it off straight away, but while my finger was hovering over the button I found, to my surprise, that I was smiling; and then, to my even greater surprise, I laughed out loud.

I'm not generally a fan of French comedies. Far to many of them seem to think that it's funny to watch people shouting at each other as a result of some ridiculous misunderstanding. But occasionally there's one that's less aggressive, more subtle, and this is one of them. "Subtle" is probably not a word that would normally be used to describe the purely visual and physical humour of this film, but for me there was subtlety in the way the physical contortions of the two lead characters were performed without flamboyance or theatricality, and used to create situations that were totally unexpected.

Although not generally a fan of French comedies, I am certainly a fan of French cinema in general. One of the reasons for that is its ability to produce the occasional offbeat gem, like this one. It's funny, it's innocent and it's warm-hearted. I liked it a lot.


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