The Man By The Shore

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Political

Life in Haiti under the murderous Duvalier regime, circa 1960, as seen through the eyes of an intelligent child. When her father (Francois Latour) is forced into exile, 8-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Zubar) is left behind in Papa Doc's Haiti under the care of her indomitable grandmother (Toto Bissanthe). Director-writer Raoul Peck offers a carefully structured...read more

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Life in Haiti under the murderous Duvalier regime, circa 1960, as seen through the eyes of an intelligent child. When her father (Francois Latour) is forced into exile, 8-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Zubar) is left behind in Papa Doc's Haiti under the care of her

indomitable grandmother (Toto Bissanthe). Director-writer Raoul Peck offers a carefully structured story in which the mundane trials and pleasures of childhood are juxtaposed with the reality of political terror. Jean-Michel Martial is appropriately chilling as a Tontons Macoutes enforcer.

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Life in Haiti under the murderous Duvalier regime, circa 1960, as seen through the eyes of an intelligent child. When her father (Francois Latour) is forced into exile, 8-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Zubar) is left behind in Papa Doc's Haiti under the care of… (more)

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