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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 ...
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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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


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