PG certificateLe Havre is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Le Havre is a 4 star programme

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Le Havre (2011)

Directed by
Aki Kaurismäki

The Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki relocates himself to France for this moving deadpan comedy-drama, which explores immigration and intergenerational friendship. Marcel Marx lives in a down-at-heel but community-minded working-class suburb of the titular northern French port. The ageing man scrapes by by shining shoes, living frugally with his wife Arletty in their small flat and socialising with his neighbours in the local bar. But two events are about to disturb Marcel's routine: the arrival of a young boy and fear of the loss of his wife. The boy, Idrissa, is on the run from the authorities, having pitched up in Le Havre in a shipping container-load of African immigrants. The two quickly bond and Marcel ventures into the immigrant community to see if he can reunite the child with a relative already living in Europe. But, while he's doing this, Arletty is taken ill, and things don't look good for her.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: Finland/France/Germany

Filmed in Colour

When is Le Havre next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 May 31st, 1:50am and on Film4 Plus 1 May 31st, 2:50am. See more...


André Wilms...Marcel Marx
Kati Outinen...Arletty
Jean-Pierre Darroussin...Monet
Blondin Miguel...Idrissa
Elina Salo...Claire
Evelyne Didi...Yvette
Quoc Dung Nguyen...Chang
Laïka...Laïka - Dog
François Monnié...Epicier
Little Bob...Little Bob
Pierre Étaix...Docteur Becker
Jean-Pierre Léaud...Le dénonciateur
Vincent Lebodo...Francis
Umban U'kset...Mahamat Saleh
Patrick Bonnel...Le directeur du centre de rétention