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The Harder They Come

Genre : Musical
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1972
Format : Feature

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Ivanhoe Martin comes to the city to make it big singing Reggae. However, he finds life in the city to be harder than he thought, and is taken advantage of by both the record producer and the marijuana boss he later starts dealing for. When he kills a police officer, events start escalating that make him the most wanted man in Jamaica, and a momentary hero to all the oppressed Jamaicans. This film stars reggae sensation Jimmy Cliff, and is underscored by an outstanding reggae soundtrack.

Perry Henzell, Jamaica, 1972, 120m.

With
Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Basil Keane, Bob Charlton, Winston Stona, Lucia White,...

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