In this warm-hearted portrait of the French harbour city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African asylum seeker, Idrissa, into the path of Marcel Marx, a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoe shiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation.
PG cert – France 2011 – Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Running time: 93 minutes – Language: French
Cast: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel