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HEADING SOUTH aka VERS LE SUD
USA: Shadow Distribution
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise Portal, Menothy Cesar, Lys Ambroise, Jackenson Pierre Olmo Diaz, Wilfried Paul, Anotte Saint Ford, Marie-Laurence Herard, Michelet Cassis, Pierre-Jean Robert , Jean Delinze Salomon, Kettline Amy, Daphne Destin, Guiteau Nestant, Violette Vincent, Anathole Bonhomme, Michelet Ulysse, Samuel Pierre Jean, Juckel Remilus, Keniolt Alparad, Ti Koka, Wanga Neges
Director: Laurent Cantet
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 108 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex references
USA Release Date: 7 July 2006 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 7 July 2006
Director Laurent Cantet follows up his critically acclaimed TIME OUT, set during an austere wintertime in France and Switzerland, with HEADING SOUTH set in Haiti during the late 1970s. Based on stories by Dany Laferriere, the heat comes not only from the summertime tropical setting.
On the sun-drenched island of Haiti at the end of the 1970s, tourists idle away their vacations in the palm-fringed paradise of the beach hotels. Brenda (Karen Young), Ellen (Charlotte Rampling) and Sue (Louise Portal), three single American women, converge on the island looking for flirtation, relaxation and respite from their mundane jobs and marriages.
They find exactly what they are looking for in Legba (Menothy Cesar), an enigmatic local Adonis-like boy, whose beauty and passion captivates them all and who leads them away from the gilded cage of tourism and opens their eyes to the poverty and dangers of living in Haiti in the midst of the "Baby Doc" Duvalier dictatorial regime.