Le Harve: a new film by Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki

This charming little masterpiece is written and directed by the Finish mastermind, Aki Kaurismäki, and contains no exploding cars or silicon breasts, but instead a story about a African boy who ends up abandonned and alone in a French small town, Le Havre, where he makes friends with an ageing shoe shiner.

Though the story is charming, it is the tone of the film and the attention to detail, the colours, the scenery, the script, the music, the dialogue, and most of all, the timing and the sense of humour that caught me. If you would like to avoid the stereotypical Hollywood blockbusters where you know the end already in the title sequence, watch something different. Like this.

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