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One Love (2003)

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A rasta musician meets a gospel singer when they both enter a music contest in Kingston Jamaic. They fall for each other but are kept apart by the Girl's father the Pastor, who wants her to marry into the church.


Rick Elgood, Don Letts


Trevor D. Rhone
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Credited cast:
Ky-Mani Marley Ky-Mani Marley ... Kassa
Cherine Anderson Cherine Anderson ... Serena
Idris Elba ... Aaron
Vas Blackwood ... Scarface
Winston Stona Winston Stona ... Pastor Johnson
Shelaagh Ferrell Shelaagh Ferrell ... Camille
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Donald Anderson Donald Anderson ... Town Crier (voice)
Paul Barclay Paul Barclay ... Church Musician
Kelly Barrett Kelly Barrett ... Claudette
Regina Beavers Regina Beavers ... Secretary
Winston 'Bello' Bell Winston 'Bello' Bell ... Selector G
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw ... Obeah Man
Carey Campbell Carey Campbell ... Innocent Kru
Jerry D. Jerry D. ... MC


Kassa a free-wheelin rasta man, falls for a straight laced gospel singer Serena, when they both meet as they enter a music contest. Serena's father the pastor forbids her to see him and wants her to marry one of his church members. Meanwhile the record boss organizing the contest, tries to get Kassa's band to sign to his label on his terms not theirs. By using heavy tactics, he pushes the band to fight back. Written by joseph dmorais

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Drama | Music | Romance




Jamaica | Norway | UK



Release Date:

15 July 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

One Love! See more »

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Production Co:

One Love Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A rather predictable tale of good versus evil; love versus prejudice.
6 July 2006 | by carenyvonne-1See all my reviews

This predictable tale of love overcoming prejudice and good overcoming evil was disappointing. The acting was weak at best and, in some cases, downright bad. Kymani Marley appeared as one of the better actors, seeming less stilted, more comfortable in his role and in front of the camera. Cherine, as Serena, despite her unbelievably beautiful voice, was surprisingly disappointing, as one would expect some improvement since her earlier exposure as a teenager in Dance Hall Queen. Seasoned actors Idris Elba and Vas Blackwood appeared more natural than the rest of the cast as did Christopher Daley, albeit in a dud role.

Overall, the language in the film came across as stilted. It seems that in an effort to 'water down' the Jamaican dialect, people ended up sounding unnatural. Yet this has been done successfully in other films. Better direction might have led to people seeming and sounding more real, but in several instances, the language did not come across as what a Jamaican would typically say in the situation.

Some scenes could easily have been deleted without any loss to the overall story and their inclusion begs the question. Others scenes that were important to the storyline were just unconvincing in their execution.

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