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466 Ratings

Heading South

Vers le sud

Directed by Laurent Cantet
France, 2005


On the sun-drenched island of Haiti in the 70s, foreigners idle away their vacations in the palm-fringed paradise of the beach hotels. Brenda, Ellen and Sue, three North American women, converge on the island looking for sex, relaxation and respite from their colorless jobs and marriages.

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Heading South Directed by Laurent Cantet

Critics reviews

The film’s critique of race and exploitation is devastating. While watching it, it’s hard to find any position that offers comfort. The black skin of the men is so dark, so muscular, so exploitable. The white women are the wrecks of a patriarchal system that has thrown them and their aging bodies to the dregs. Nothing about this situation is good or will end well.
January 27, 2016
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