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The Harder They Come - A Film By Perry Henzell
The Harder They Come - A Film By Perry Henzell


 
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Made in the early 1970's, "The Harder They Come" directed by Perry Henzell is a film about a rural Jamaican musician working through difficult and desperate circumstances in his search for fame and fortune. A script entirely written in Patois and scenery consisting of real locations in Jamaica, this film truly authenticates the Jamaican culture and lifestyle. With a combination of love, drama, and violence molded into a musical, "The Harder They Come" has been critically acclaimed to be a full package movie that represents all realms of life. In addition, not only did this film launch Jimmy Cliff into international stardom at the peak of his musical career, but it has also helped to introduce reggae to the U.S. with it's fantastic compilation of Jamaican music.

Sources: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/jamaican-noir-the-cinema-of-dread/
http://urchinmovement.com/2012/08/14/rocker-beauty-jamaica-on-film/