Saturday, July 07, 2012

Le Havre

Le Havre  (2012)

We'd considered going to see this one several weeks ago, but were first put off as it was described as a childrens movie and we weren't in the mood for that.  Today, although lovely out in the direct sunlight, it was still getting chilly as the sun went down.  We went to the Lighthouse cinema in Petone, which has a little ten seater cinema, so the session was packed out.

There is something about a French movie in a heated cinema which puts me to sleep, so I have to admit to snoozing on and off in the middle of the movie.  Basically it is the story of an elderly shoe shine guy in a port town, who comes to the rescue of a young Aftrican boy who has been smuggled illegally into France.  In trying to help him find his mother in London, he has to avoid the local police who are searching for the fugitive.

It was very slow, and quite French, and I couldn't really seeing it appealing to my own niece and nephew, I am sure they would have been very bored and be wondering where the car chases, aliens, vampires are.  2/5

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