By Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 04, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT
Marja-Leena Hukkanen

Le Havre

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  • Movie

A French bohemian-turnedshoeshiner (André Wilms) and his dockside neighbors shelter a young African refugee (newcomer Blondin Miguel) in Le Havre, a perfect, deadpan, impishly optimistic fairy tale about French tolerance from the great Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki. The setting is somewhere between a post-WWII Brigadoon and the environs of Marcel Carn classic Children of Paradise, but the story is as timely as this morning’s news from Europe. A

Le Havre

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  • Movie
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  • 93 minutes
director
  • Aki Kaurismaki
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