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The Man on the Shore (1993)

L'homme sur les quais (original title)
Haiti during papa Doc's reign: not a fun place!

Director:

Raoul Peck

Writers:

Raoul Peck, André Grall (as André Graill)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Zubar Jennifer Zubar ... Sarah
Toto Bissainthe Toto Bissainthe ... Camille Desrouillere
Patrick Rameau ... Gracieux Sorel
Jean-Michel Martial Jean-Michel Martial ... Janvier
Mireille Metellus Mireille Metellus ... Aunt Elide
Magaly Berdy Magaly Berdy ... Mirabelle
Joanne Degand Joanne Degand ... Jeanne (as Johanne Degand)
Douveline Saint-Louis Douveline Saint-Louis ... Sabine
François Latour François Latour ... François Jansson
Aïlo Auguste-Judith Aïlo Auguste-Judith ... Gisèle Jeansson
Albert Delpy ... Assad
Michèle Marcelin Michèle Marcelin ... Madame Janvier
Norah Moriceau Norah Moriceau ... Annie Sarah
Fritzner Cedon Fritzner Cedon ... Nazaire
Michèle Léger Michèle Léger ... Mère Suzanne
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Storyline

In the 60's life in Haiti was not an easy thing unless you belonged to the ruling class or the dictator's family or friends of the family. Papa Doc's reign was very brytal and any deviation from the rule was punishable by death or torture. A young girl is exposed to the brutallity of the Tonton Macoute (the private secret police and milicia that Papa Doc used to terrorize Haitians for 29 years. She does not understand all the ramifications of what she sees, but through her aunt's agony and fears and ultimately arrest, she knows that life around her is not good and there is a lot os sadness and sorrow too. The pace of the movie also convey very well the fact that people are trapped in this world and it seems that it will last forever. The use of very somber colours add to the evil atmosphere that lingers on the town. Written by Abdel Nassar

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Country:

France | Canada | Haiti | Germany

Language:

Haitian

Release Date:

25 August 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man by the Shore See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Director Raoul Peck tells about the making of the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Twa fey tombé
Written by Ensemble Radio Commerce
Performed by Rodolphe Legros
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