The Fairy

February 24, 2012 0 By Fans
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A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.4/10 (229 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Dominique Abel

Stars: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy

Dom works the night shift in a small hotel near the industrial sea port of Le Havre. One night, a woman arrives with no luggage and no shoes. Her name is Fiona and she tells Dom that she is a fairy that can grant him three wishes. Fiona makes two of his wishes come true then mysteriously disappears. Dom. who has fallen in love with her by then, searches for her everywhere.

Writers: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon


Dominique Abel


Fiona Gordon

Fiona, la fée

Philippe Martz

John, l'Anglais

Bruno Romy

Le patron de l'Amour Flou

Vladimir Zongo

Le premier clandestin

Destiné M'Bikula Mayemba

Le deuxième clandestin

Willson Goma

Le troisième clandestin

Didier Armbruster

L'homme volant

Anaïs Lemarchand

La chanteuse

Lenny Martz


Emilie Horcholle

La vendeuse de chaussures

Sandrine Morin


Christophe 'René' Philippe


Alexandre Xenakis


Ophélie Anfry

La policière


Official Website:
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Release Date: 24 February 2012

Filming Locations: Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France

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User Review

If A Town Called Panic were played out for real in Le Havre


A hugely enjoyable, loony French physical comedy, The Fairy concerns a
ditzy love affair played out between the eponymous fairy godmother
wish-granter and the night watchman of an hotel. A system of equally
altered-reality characters circle these two: African asylum seekers;
hospital inpatients and staff; a female rugby team (Les Dieselles. No,
really). Episode by episode the comic narrative plays itself out, in a
mixture of Jacques Tati sight gags and Pina Bausch- style movement and
choreography. Abel, Gordon and Romy (the actors- director)'s camera
acts like the hands of the illusionist, framing and focusing on the
action, the participants, the limits and contents of the jokes,
irrespective of anything else – including the rest of the film – around
them. It's escapist fun of a pure dimension, escaping even the
strictures of the causal narrative about itself. Light and warm, like
the summer breeze on the cliffs of Le Havre. 6/10