Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel's path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa, who needs Marcel's help to hide from the police.
sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, touching, realistic, bleak, offbeat, stylized, talky ...
immigrants, friendship, finnish, working class, french, terminal illness, hospital, friends, loneliness, deadpan, storytelling, runaway, urban, elderly, childhood, society, existentialism, life philosophy, elderly lovers, workplace, cancer, poverty, refugee, social misfits, life & death ...
contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
france, europe, seaport, latin america, london, tokyo, normandy