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Le Havre

2011 | 93 min | K-7 | comedy, drama

A small African boy ends up in the French port city of Le Havre in a shipping container full of other refugees. The boy manages to escape and while hiding from the authorities, he meets a shoe polisher who wants to help the boy get to his destination: London to his mother. At the same time, the shoe polisher’s wife is diagnosed with a serious illness.

The film won a remarkable six Jussi awards: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

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About the movie


  • environmental studies
  • finnish
  • french
  • geography
  • social studies
  • social studies


  • courage
  • domestic
  • Ethics
  • friendship
  • global education
  • hope
  • human rights education
  • ihmisyys
  • immigration
  • informational
  • learning materials
  • milieu and zeitgeist
  • relationships
  • social class differences
  • thought awakening

Educational levels

  • high schools and vocational schools
  • middle schools
  • primary schools


  • comedy
  • drama

Age limits

  • K-7


  • Jussi


  • Sputnik

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