About

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 hi...

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Directed by

Aki Kaurismäki

Written by

Aki Kaurismäki (Writer)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

Germany, France, Finland

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

poverty policeman refugee port shoe shiner northern france

Lists

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