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The Fairy

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
The latest from this Belgian-Aussie-French trio of writer-director-performers refines their whimsy into a more rounded story, in which a hotel receptionist (who may be a wish-granting fairy) and a short-sighted barman wreak havoc in Le Havre. It shares with Aki Kaurismäki’s recent film (also set in the French port) a liking of colour saturation, scene-stealing doggies and winsome illegal immigrants. But it dials down the politics, putting physical comedy in the spotlight – recalling the sly wit of Jacques Tati and the knockabout of silent comics. The story cuts corners, so it’s not the masterpiece these filmmakers may yet create – but when they’re on, this is jolly and so cute you’ll sigh.
Written by Trevor Johnston

Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Release date:Friday 29 June 2012
  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
  • Cast:
    • Bruno Romy
    • Dominique Abel
    • Fiona Gordon
    • Philippe Martz
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