Homme Sur Les Quais, L'

Release Information
May 15, 1993
Cannes (in competition)
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May 15, 1993
Cannes (in competition)
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May 15, 1993
Montréal (Desjardins 3)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
May 15, 1993
Montréal (Desjardins 3)
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June 4, 1993
Cannes (in competition)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
June 4, 1993
Cannes (in competition)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
June 4, 1993
Montréal (Desjardins 3)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
June 4, 1993
Montréal (Desjardins 3)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
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Production Details

Executive Producer
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Producer
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Pascal Verroust
Line Producer
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Raymond Blumenthal
Director
Raoul Peck
Raoul Peck
Director of Photography
Armand Marco
Music
Toto Bissainthe
Dominique Dejean
Amos Coulanges
Writer
Raoul Peck
Raoul Peck
Editor
Jacques Comets
Jacques Comets
Jean-Roch Marcotte
Cast
François Latour
Johanne Degand
Magaly Berdy
Jennifer Zubar
Albert Delpy
Albert Delpy
Mireille Metellus
Mireille Metellus
Mireille Metellus
Mireille Metellus
Patrick Rameau
Jean-Michel Martial
Jean-Michel Martial
Toto Bissainthe
Toto Bissainthe
Douveline Saint-Louis
Aïlo Auguste
Jean-Roch Marcotte
98 minutes, 1992

The action takes place in Duvalier's Haiti during a bloody era marked by the disappearance of many families. At Port-à-Piment, the parents of eight-year-old Sarah and her two sisters have fallen from favour, and they leave their daughters with their grandmother, Camille. After a series of ordeals, the young girls must flee the vengeance of Janvier who, impulsive and violent, represents the new social order. From their hiding place, an attic looking out over the barracks, Sarah witnesses atrocities that will scar her for life. To escape this hell, she takes refuge in her inner world filled with mysterious rituals. Her life centres on her godfather Gracieux, a begger who is not as crazy as he seems, her grandmother Camille, married to a man whom she doesn't love, and Assad, the Syrian, who tries to save them.

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