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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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Dom
Fiona Gordon ...
Fiona, la fée
Philippe Martz ...
John, l'Anglais
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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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$38,399 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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The film was shot in the port city of Le Havre which is where their third collaborator, Bruno Romy, is from. See more »

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Youkali
Written by Kurt Weill and Roger Fernay
Performed by Anaïs Lemarchand
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Charming, inventive near silent comedy
18 August 2012 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Once again the performing/writing and directing team of Abel, Gordon, and Romy deliver a sweet, gentle, charming comedy, that while having dialogue, is most akin to the silent comedy classics.

As with their earlier films "L'iceberg" and "Rumba", the film is a hit and miss affair - but with many more hits than misses. A long string of silly sight gags, dances, absurd and surreal moments with a slim thread of a plot tying them together; A sad-sack hotel manager falls for a woman who may be an actual fairy. Or just a crazy person. Or maybe both.

Along their way they encounter a host of mostly very funny characters, like the nearly blind-owner of their favorite café, who is always right at the edge of spilling everything. (One of those jokes that could fail badly, or get old quickly if it wasn't pulled off with such deft precision, and big heartedness.)

There are a few inspired, laugh out loud comedy bits, many others that are sweetly enjoyable, and a few that just fall flat.

But while this may be a bit inconsistent, how lovely to see a comedy that aspires to Chaplin and Keaton and not American Pie 5.


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