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Le Havre ()


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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

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Marcel Marx
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Arletty
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Monet
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Idrissa
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Claire
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Yvette
Quoc Dung Nguyen ...
Chang (as Quoc-Dung Nguyen)
Laïka ...
Laïka - Dog
François Monnié ...
Epicier
Little Bob ...
Little Bob (as Roberto Piazza)
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Docteur Becker
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Le dénonciateur
Vincent Lebodo ...
Francis
Umban U'kset ...
Mahamat Saleh
Patrick Bonnel ...
Le directeur du centre de rétention
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L'Italien
Myriam 'Mimie' Piazza ...
Mimie
Luce Vigo ...
La vendeuse de sandwiches
Valérie Caron ...
Eoupse épicier
Jérôme Boyer ...
Policier frontière
Jean-Luc Guion Firmin ...
Réfugié Calais
Pierre Morineau ...
Gardien de nuit containers
Johann Rioux ...
Commandant CRS
Julien Flematti ...
CRZ zélé
Eric Duteil ...
Médecin
Corinne Belet ...
Infirmière
Dominique Lepagne ...
Infirmière
Anne Lizy ...
Infirmière
Pierre Richards ...
Employé dock
Loïc Jamet ...
Employé dock 2
Nico Garotin ...
Membre group Little Bob
Bertrand Couloume ...
Membre group Little Bob
Nicolas Noël ...
Membre group Little Bob
Gilles Mallet ...
Membre group Little Bob
Gilles Adam ...
Pilier bar La Moderne / Préfet
Patrick Leboucher ...
Pilier bar La Moderne
Michel Lacaille ...
Pilier bar La Moderne
Stéphane Livonnen ...
Pilier bar La Moderne
Arnaud Clément ...
Client bar La Moderne
Dominique Comont ...
Client bar La Moderne
Alain Guillot ...
Client bar La Moderne
Philippe Hubschwerlin ...
Client bar La Moderne
Franck Durand ...
Client bar La Moderne
Christian Amyard ...
Docker
Rudy Amyard ...
Docker
Brice Augé ...
Docker
Lucas Loubaresse ...
Tueur
Ireneusz Spiewak ...
Tueur
Gilles Charmant ...
Vendeur de chaussures
Mary Berkelmans ...
Ménagère
Seluna Lemercier ...
Ménagère
Fanette Martinié ...
Ménagère
Remi Pradinas ...
Curé
Stéphane Parthenay ...
Curé
Alain Chapelain ...
Accordéoniste
Rachid Bessal ...
Réfugié Calais
Oumar Ly ...
Réfugié Calais
Emmanuel Ingweiler ...
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Mathieu Hébert ...
Barman
Frank Atinault ...
Pêcheur
Dominiqur Mare ...
Pêcheur
Brice Niel ...
Pêcheur
Alban Rutten ...
Pêcheur
Franck Rutten ...
Pêcheur
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A passerby (uncredited)
Winfried Glatzeder ...
Bar visitor (uncredited)
Christophe Perez ...
Policier centre de rétention (uncredited)

Directed by

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Aki Kaurismäki

Written by

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Aki Kaurismäki ... (written by)

Produced by

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Karl Baumgartner ... co-producer
Reinhard Brundig ... co-producer
Hanna Hemilä ... executive producer / line producer
Aki Kaurismäki ... producer
Stéphane Parthenay ... line producer
Fabienne Vonier ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Timo Salminen

Film Editing by

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Timo Linnasalo

Editorial Department

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Niels Barroin ... colorist assist
Gérard Estival ... color timer
Kirsi Hatara ... post-production secretary: Finland
Philippe Tourret ... post-production coordinator

Production Design by

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Wouter Zoon

Costume Design by

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Frédéric Cambier

Makeup Department

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Valerie Thery-Hamel ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Valérie Farthouat ... executive in charge of production
Claire Langmann ... unit production manager
Mark Lwoff ... production manager
Fanette Martinie ... production secretary
Guillaume Moinard ... assistant unit manager
Remi Pradinas ... production manager
Haije Tulokas ... executive in charge of production
Augustin Werkoff ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gilles Charmant ... first assistant director
Renaud Gast ... third assistant director
Lucas Loubaresse ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Pascal Courtinel ... key painter
Pomme Delépine ... assistant art director
Sebastien Gallien ... assistant carpenter / carpenter
Jean-Claude Guillemain ... carpenter
Jean-Claude Guilleman ... construction coordinator
Thomas Pitre ... first assistant art director
Gérard Simonet ... construction coordinator
Ireneusz Spiewak ... property master
Laurent Thevenot ... painter
Wouter Zoon ... set designer

Sound Department

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Iisakki Hormia ... post-production sound synch assistant
Konsta Hormia ... post-production sound synch
Benjamin Laurent ... boom operator
Tero Malmberg ... sound editor / sound
Olli Pärnänen ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lazar Abdelkebir ... camera car
Mika Ailasmäki ... first assistant camera
Cyril Dupont ... electrician
Eric Garzena ... lighting technician
Marja-Leena Hukkanen ... still photographer (as Malla Hukkanen)
Kalle Penttilä ... grip
Anne Vahlsten ... second assistant camera
Olli Varja ... gaffer
Ville Väänänen ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Jean Eninger ... casting assistant: children
Renaud Gast ... extras casting
Elsa Pharaon ... casting: children

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Clara Lyonnet ... wardrobe
Diane Wehrly ... wardrobe trainee

Location Management

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Marine Longuet ... assistant location manager
Guillaume Moinard ... assistant location manager
Pauline Reichenbach ... location manager trainee
Augustin Werkoff ... assistant location manager

Transportation Department

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Lucien Lefèbvre ... driver

Other crew

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Anne Berjon ... production assistant: France
Eve Bruant ... caterer
Irmeli Debarle ... interpreter / translator
Agnès Fanget ... traffic controller
Valérie Farthouat ... production administrator
Camelia Förster ... secretary: Germany
Viola Fügen ... secretary: Germany
Kirsi Hatara ... post production secretary
Marja-Leena Hukkanen ... script supervisor (as Malla Hukkanen)
Stéphanie Jossec ... traffic controller
Eevi Kareinen ... production secretary: Finland
Heikki Keskinen ... production accountant: Finland
Philippe Leconte ... legal supervisor: France
Louise Lehec ... production trainee: France
Jeffrey Leiser ... deliverables coordinator
Frank Lesniak ... traffic controller
Mikko Lyytikäinen ... translator
Paula Oinonen ... dog trainer: Laika
Élise Pradinas ... nanny
Mathieu Raab ... traffic controller
Frédéric Sibeud ... traffic controller
Thibault Spiral ... traffic controller
Rainer Teusner ... production accountant: Germany
Haije Tulokas ... production administrator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A dock worker in Le Havre hears a human sound inside one of the containers in port, that container which left Gabon three weeks ago and which was supposed to arrive in London five days after its departure from Gabon, which didn't happen. The Le Havre police and French border guards find a still alive group of illegal African immigrants inside. On the sign from one of his elders, a young teen boy among the illegal immigrants manages to escape, news of which hits the local media. The first friendly face that boy, Idrissa, encounters is that of former artist now aged shoeshine Marcel Marx. Marcel decides to help Idrissa by hiding him in his house, news which slowly trickles through his community of friends - most of whom he associates with at his local bar - and neighbors, most who assist Marcel in this task. Marcel goes to great lengths to find out Idrissa's story, which leads to Marcel's further task of trying to get Idrissa to London, his original end destination. The one neighbor who wants to turn Idrissa in and the authorities seem to be on to Marcel's activities, most specifically hard nosed police Inspector Monet, who may have his own private agenda. Through it all, Marcel has on his mind the health of his terminally ill and hospitalized wife Arletty, the terminal aspect being something of which he is unaware and which may in turn eventually kill him as Arletty is his life. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Mannen från Le Havre (Finland, Swedish title)
  • El Havre (Spain)
  • Le Havre: Sadamalinn (Estonia)
  • Miraklet i Le Havre (Denmark)
  • El Havre: el puerto de la esperanza (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget EUR3,850,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Finland's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2011 (2011). See more »
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Quotes Marcel Marx: L'argent circule au crepuscule.
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