MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,472 this week

Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,591 users   Metascore: 64/100
Reviews: 17 user | 34 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chiméres. The Secret ... See full summary »

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 887 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 23 Nov 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)

Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ghosts of Cité Soleil.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.

Director: Geoffrey Smith
Stars: Henry Marsh
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton 'Shakespeare' Alexander
Zoo (2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A look at the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse.

Director: Robinson Devor
Stars: Coyote, Jenny Edwards, John Edwards
Bus 174 (2002)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda
Stars: Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

Director: Asger Leth
Stars: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez
Lake of Fire (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.

Director: Tony Kaye
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Bill Baird, Flip Benham
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki
Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman
I Can See You (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Three young ad-men enter the woods for a photo shoot, but a girlfriend's mysterious disappearance sparks a harrowing descent into unreality.

Director: Graham Reznick
Stars: Benjamin Dickinson, Duncan Skiles, Christopher D. Ford
Me Too (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Antonio Naharro, Álvaro Pastor
Stars: Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda, Isabel García Lorca
Move On (2012)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An unusual road trip beginning in the Netherlands takes a series of unexpected turns through Germany and Eastern Europe.

Director: Asger Leth
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Gabriela Marcinková, Karl Fischer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1999, Serbian military forces and Albanian guerrillas were fighting in Kosovo. Serbs and Albanians lived separate lives. As their country verged on war, a group of brave students decided to meet their opponents for the first time.

Director: Jon Haukeland
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Winson '2Pac' Jean ...
Himself
...
Himself
James 'Bily' Petit Frère ...
Himself
Éleonore 'Lele' Senlis ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chiméres. The Secret army of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. "Ghosts of Cité Soleil" is a film about Billy and Haitian 2pac. Two brothers. Gang Leaders of the Chiméres. Written by Asger Leth

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

3 May 2007 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Cité Soleil kísértetei  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,100 (USA) (29 June 2007)

Gross:

$48,752 (USA) (7 September 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Smagsdommerne: Episode #5.14 (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
gangstas rising above their idols
28 January 2012 | by (copenhagen) – See all my reviews

Its a couple of years since I saw this docuflick, so what you get here is the essence that stuck in my memory.

The two brothers and main characters are living idolizing a gangsta lifestyle and are far more gangstas than the celebrity gangstas that they idolize. These are the real gangstas from real life Partly by choice but even more by need of survival, their fascination with with the celebrity gangstas most of all represent the dream of surviving their present situation (with success). The potentially lethal and ever present tension with their surrounding environment and each other, is something that I have never seen like this in a documentary. they seem to have no choice but aggression. As a viewer you get the feeling that any sign of weakness shown by the main characters will bring them closer to death but so will their aggressiveness. This film made the African child soldier "Johnny Mad Dog" much more realistic for me.

This movie is not without flaws, but portraying it as a movie with a political agenda is a mistake. Its a movie about desperate people interacting in a poor, violent and desperate environment. The frame of the story happens to be Aristides Haiti but it could have been a lot of places.

The 9-star rating is due to the very close and personal relationship between the camera and the characters and the danger that the makers of this movie has exposed themselves to.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Éleonore 'Lele' Senlis Immersion
music by haitian 2pac lisetsmalbraak
Utroligt hvor uretfærdig verdenen kan være for nogen... dj-vexuz
where can i see this movie? jeanmarcsaliba
Leni Riefenstahl goes to Haiti - Producing the Pornography of Violence laborsoul
Naked Scenes heemail
Discuss Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page