Director: Aki Kaurismäki

93 min

Highly-acclaimed Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki takes his trademark dead-pan humour to the French port town of Le Havre. Marcel, a shoe-polisher, risks everything to help a young Senegalese boy refugee gain safe passage to London to find his family. Marcel and his neighbours do their best to ensure the boy avoids a people-smuggling ring and the border police. This is a beautifully shot, simple story of kindness that touches on major questions of asylum and human rights.

Screening as part of the IFI Education 2013 Spring/Summer Programme Senior Cycle French.

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