3.5

Le Havre

Comedy Drama


 

When an African boy is discovered hiding in a shipping container in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

The simplicity of this movie is material to why it will be enjoyed. It is warm hearted and unpretentious. Layers of difficult socio-political issues are pared back to create a story that humanises the plight of immigrants without visas. The kindness shown to one struggling boy and the solidarity of the town's characters in resisting the law enforcers are natural choices. Compassion and humour perfectly blended.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 29th March 2012
93 mins