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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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Dominique Abel (screenplay), Fiona Gordon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Abel ... Dom
Fiona Gordon Fiona Gordon ... Fiona, la fée
Philippe Martz Philippe Martz ... John, l'Anglais
Bruno Romy ... Le patron de l'Amour Flou
Vladimir Zongo Vladimir Zongo ... Le premier clandestin
Destiné M'Bikula Mayemba Destiné M'Bikula Mayemba ... Le deuxième clandestin
Willson Goma Willson Goma ... Le troisième clandestin
Didier Armbruster Didier Armbruster ... L'homme volant
Anaïs Lemarchand Anaïs Lemarchand ... La chanteuse
Lenny Martz Lenny Martz ... Jimmy
Emilie Horcholle Emilie Horcholle ... La vendeuse de chaussures
Sandrine Morin Sandrine Morin ... L'infirmière
Christophe 'René' Philippe Christophe 'René' Philippe ... Bart
Alexandre Xenakis Alexandre Xenakis ... Dave
Ophélie Anfry Ophélie Anfry ... La policière
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MK2 [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fairy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,199, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$38,399

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,818
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Little Max
Written by Duke Ellington
Performed by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach
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Charming, inventive near silent comedy
18 August 2012 | by runamokprodsSee 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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