Friday, October 21, 2011 - Thursday, January 19, 2012
In Kaurismäki’s wry, warm-hearted tribute to classic French cinema and to the port city of the title, a young African refugee crosses the parth of Marcel Marx (Kaurismäki favorite Andre Wilms), a well-read shoe-shine. With innate optimism and the unwavering solidarity of his neighbors, Marcel decides to save the boy from deportation. Featuring longtime Kaurismäki muse Kati Outinen as Marcel’s long-suffering wife and Jean-Pierre Darroussin as a reluctantly duty-bound inspector.
Official selection: Cannes, Telluride, New York Film Festivals
- Country Finland/France
- Language French
- Running Time 93 minutes
- Website http://www.janusfilms.com
- Director Aki Kaurismäki
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