Le Havre

I went to the movies yesterday to see Aki Kaurismäki‘s Le Havre. And believe me, I haven’t had such a great cinematic experience since … well; in a very-very long time -. To those of you who are not hooked on Hollywood drama: Try Le Havre!

It is, believe it or not, a commedy about illegal immigrants and death! Its set in France but is Finnish all the way through. It’s theatrical and symbolic. The pictures are fantastic! And the characters: beautiful!

I know this is a horrible review, but the only thing I really want to say, is this: Go see it!

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4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. This hasn’t yet been released in Australia – so a movie to look forward to. I love Kaurismaki’s films – particularly ‘The Man without a Past’ (I think that was its title in English). Somehow his movies are both sad and hopeful at the same time.

    • I found this film surprisingly cheerful. I read somewhere that it is the first film in a planned trilogy, and have already started looking forward to the next – !

  2. It’s been years since I saw any of his films, and they do carry that unique Finnish sensibility. My son is studying the language in Uni as he is very keen on his heritage. I will keep an eye out for this film.

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