Marcel Marx, a former author and a well-known Bohemian has retreated into voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre. Here he feels he has reached a closer rapport with people, in the honourable, but not too profitable, occupation of a shoe-shiner. He has buried his dreams of a literary break-through and lives happily within the triangle of his favourite bar, his work, and his wife Arletty, when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage immigrant refugee from Africa.
- Aki Kaurismäki
- André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi, Quoc Dung Nguyen, Laïka, François Monnié, Little Bob, Pierre Étaix, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Vincent Lebodo, Umban U'kset
- 93 min
- Finland, France, Germany