Título original: Le Havre
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Finland, 1947. Widely regarded as one of the most enticing filmmakers of his generation, he won early recognition for his documentary Saimaa Lake Syndrome (1981). Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1998) was his following satire. His 2002 piece The Man Without a Past won three awards at Cannes and was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Le Havre is his most recent project.
A famous bohemian writer, voluntarily exiled at the port of Le Havre in France, fights against the State to disallow the police of taking an immigrant boy who accidentally entered his life. Meanwhile, his wife, with whom he humbly lives, gets ill. His neighbors' solidarity and his determination will be key factors in achieving his goal.
This is a film with intelligent humor, characteristic of the geniality of Aki Kaurismäki. Warm and reflective, with putstanding performances, Le Havre communicates a slight utopist optimism that is lived throughout the story. Between comedy and modern drama, the film gives a clear picture of immigration in Europe.
The film was nominated for three César awards, and received the FIPRESCI prize in the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival.