The Harder They Come (1972)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Music

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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

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  • Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come (1972)
  • Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come (1972)
  • Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come (1972)
  • Jimmy Cliff and Ras Daniel Hartman in The Harder They Come (1972)
  • Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come (1972)
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22 June 2001 | DAW-8
| Ahead of its time
It has been said of many films, but this one was indeed "ahead of its time". It is a love story, social commentary, political manifesto and comedy all rolled-in-one. You can't help but like Jimmy Cliff's character. He's trying to cut a record, romance a preacher's daughter, and "get what's his" all at the same time.

This film is especially important in the history of Black film, I would say, since the character of Ivan is clearly portrayed as a complex character. Even the cinematography conveys the idea that "black is beautiful" (remember the (semi-)nude scene in the lake? Can't say enough good things about it. See it, you won't be sorry!

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