Competition: Win Aki Kaurismäki’s ‘Le Havre’ on DVD *closed*

Internationally acclaimed director Aki Kaurismäki’s touching and funny French drama Le Havre (2011) comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 6 August, courtesy of UK distributor Artificial Eye. To celebrate this momentous release, we’ve kindly been given THREE DVD copies of the film to give away to our lucky readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated into a voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre, where he feels he has reached a closer rapport with the people serving them in the occupation of the honourable, but not too profitable, of a shoe-shiner. He has buried his dreams of a literary breakthrough and lives happily within the triangle of his favourite bar, his work, and his wife Arletty (Kati Outinen), when fate suddenly throws in his path Idrissa (Blondin Miguel), an under-age immigrant refugee from Africa.

As Arletty at the same time gets seriously ill and is bedridden, Marcel once more has to rise against the cold wall of human indifference with his only weapon of innate optimism and the unwavering solidarity of the people of his quartier, but against him stands the whole blind machinery of the Western constitutionally governed state. It’s time for Marcel to polish his shoes and reveal his teeth.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of Kaurismäki’s Le Havre, just answer the following simple question:

Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki directed which fictional band feature?

a) Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny

b) Leningrad Cowboys Go America
c) Josie and the Pussycats

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Havre’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Le Havre is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from 6 August, 2012. Read our review here.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 9 August, 2012.

Daniel Green

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