About the film
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Release Date: September 08, 2011
|Production Companies||:||ARTE France Cinéma, Canal+, Pandora Film, Pyramide Productions, ARTE, CNC, Sputnik, Finnish Film Foundation, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, YLE, CinéCinéma, ZDF/Arte, Région Haute-Normandie, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie|
|Producers||:||Aki Kaurismäki, Karl Baumgartner, Reinhard Brundig, Fabienne Vonier, Mark Lwoff, Hanna Hemilä, Claire Langmann, Gilles Charmant, Rémi Pradinas|
Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel's path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa, who needs Marcel's help to hide from the police.