Heading South

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Heading South
Vers le sud.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Laurent Cantet
Produced by Simon Arnal
Caroline Benjo
Screenplay by Robin Campillo
Laurent Cantet
Based on La Chair du Maître
by Dany Laferrière
Starring Charlotte Rampling
Karen Young
Louise Portal
Ménothy Cesar
Cinematography Pierre Milon
Edited by Robin Campillo
Distributed by Haut et Court (France)
Release date
  • September 2005 (2005-09) (Venice)
  • 25 January 2006 (2006-01-25) (France)
Running time
108 minutes
Country France
Canada
Language French
English
Haitian Creole
Budget €5 million[1]
Box office $2.4 million[1]

Heading South (French: Vers le sud) is a 2005 French-Canadian drama film directed by Laurent Cantet and based on three short stories by Dany Laferrière. It depicts the experiences of three middle-aged white women in the late 1970s, traveling to Haiti for the purposes of sexual tourism with young men. Their adventures (as seen in their eyes) are juxtaposed with class issues and the deteriorating political climate of Haiti at the time. The women demonstrate different attitudes to the complex situation.[2]

Plot[edit]

Ellen, played by Charlotte Rampling, is a professor of French literature at Wellesley College in Boston, Brenda, a stay-at-home wife from Savannah, Georgia; and Sue, a factory worker from Quebec, Canada, feel lonely and ignored by middle-aged men back at home. They travel to Haiti to enjoy a holiday of sun, surf, and sex with attractive local teenagers to whom they are financially generous.

Cast[edit]

  • Charlotte Rampling as Ellen
  • Karen Young as Brenda
  • Louise Portal as Sue
  • Ménothy César as Legba
  • Lys Ambroise as Albert
  • Jackenson Pierre Olmo Diaz as Eddy
  • Wilfried Paul as Neptune
  • Michelet Cassis as Charlie
  • Pierre-Jean Robert as Chico
  • Jean Delinze Salomon as Jérémy
  • Kettline Amy as Denise
  • Daphné Destin as Lossita
  • Guiteau Nestant as Frank
  • Michelet Ulysse as Bob

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vers le sud". JP's Box-Office. 
  2. ^ The New York Times

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