In the dead of night, a helpless female student is stabbed to death outside her apartment building in the port city of Le Havre. However, as the police begin a thorough investigation, the poor woman's neighbours and the silent complex's thirty-eight tenants claim to have seen--and above all, heard--nothing. Under those suffocating circumstances, the devastated maritime pilot and ideal suspect, Pierre, summons up the courage to break the silence, as his wife, Louise, and the determined journalist, Sylvie, stand powerless before the thick mystery and the burden of choice. Now, a gruesome murder, one common secret, and a pressing "why" demand an answer, as 38 witnesses chose to hush up. What will it take to unearth the truth?Written by
I agree 90% with Auberus' comments. However, Love , the one with a capital L, between Pierre and Louise is tested in an unexpected way. It's put in danger of showing to be unequal to the challenge: perhaps it can turn out to be love without a capital L. In sum: Goog plot, good script. Presents some dramatic, hard to face choices, some with ethical contents. Overall tempo of the film is restrained, shaded, as frequently seen in good European films. Very good acting by and large. Good photography. For those interested in architecture, the urban location is the dry and yet elegant group of apartment buildings designed by architect Perret, a reference in concrete buildings.
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