THIS Friday night, December 27 sees the Dunamaise Cinema Club host ‘Le Harve’. This French film with a Finnish director stars André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel and Elina Salo.
Marcel Marx, an aging bohemian artist has retreated to the French port of Le Havre and taken up work as a shoeshine man — a profession with a limited future, as everyone seems to be wearing running shoes.
One day, Marcel befriends Idrissa, a young African immigrant hoping to make his way to England in a shipping container with other illegals. Marcel is determined to extend a helping hand to the wide-eyed boy, but the law, in the form of Inspector Monet, is equally determined to stand in his way. An intricate dance of hide-and-seek ensues, Marcel using all his ingenuity to hide Idrissa while the nefarious Monet keeps hot on the trail. No other contemporary filmmaker manages to blend deadpan, ironic humour with social commentary in quite the same manner as Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki. For more visit www.dunamaise.ie.