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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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Comedy | Drama

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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:

$2,165, 27 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,399, 29 July 2012
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The two stars, Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, are lovers in real life and have been together since the early 1980s. See more »

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What a Difference a Day Made
Written by María Grever & Stanley Adams
Performed by Dinah Washington
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Unexpected delight
25 April 2012 | by Felix-28See all my reviews

To tell the truth, I only saw the second half of this film. It was on cable TV and I flicked onto it. I almost turned it off straight away, but while my finger was hovering over the button I found, to my surprise, that I was smiling; and then, to my even greater surprise, I laughed out loud.

I'm not generally a fan of French comedies. Far to many of them seem to think that it's funny to watch people shouting at each other as a result of some ridiculous misunderstanding. But occasionally there's one that's less aggressive, more subtle, and this is one of them. "Subtle" is probably not a word that would normally be used to describe the purely visual and physical humour of this film, but for me there was subtlety in the way the physical contortions of the two lead characters were performed without flamboyance or theatricality, and used to create situations that were totally unexpected.

Although not generally a fan of French comedies, I am certainly a fan of French cinema in general. One of the reasons for that is its ability to produce the occasional offbeat gem, like this one. It's funny, it's innocent and it's warm-hearted. I liked it a lot.


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