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Rated NR · 103 minutes · 2011

Comedy, Drama
Finnish international filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki revisits France for a gentle fable about a humble shoeshine man named Marcel Marx (André Wilms) coming to the aid of a young African refugee named Idrissa (Blondin Miguel), who arrives in the title seaport city in a cargo container on his way to rejoin his mother in London. Less a “Recession Special” topical drama than a movie-conscious ode to Italian Neo-Realism and French films of the 1930s, Kaurismäki’s vision of working-class solidarity encompasses not only sympathetic Marcel but his ailing wife (Kati Outinen), most of the neighbors, and even a police detective (Jean-Pierre Darroussin). Bite-sized but totally satisfying. (103 min.)

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Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Producer: Aki Kaurismäki, Fabienne Vonier and Reinhard Brundig
Cast: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi, Pierre Etaix, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Blondin Miguel, Quoc Nguyen, François Monnié and Roberto Piazza


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