Le Havre

Edition no. 619

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Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic French cinema of the past, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish director’s finest films.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: French 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50


  • New interview with actor André Wilms
  • Footage from the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, including a press conference and a French television interview with cast and crew
  • Finnish television interview with actress Kati Outinen from 2011
  • Concert footage of Little Bob, the musician featured in the film
  • Trailer
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Sicinski and a 2011 conversation between Aki Kaurismäki and film historian Peter von Bagh

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