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West Indies (1979)

This vast musical fresco covers hundreds of years of history from enslavement to 20th-century immigration. Set on an enormous slave ship and boasts a dazzling array of brilliant choreography, wide-ranging musical styles and sharp satire.

Director:

Med Hondo

Writers:

Daniel Boukman (dialogue), Daniel Boukman (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Aventurin Cyril Aventurin ... Le père de famille
Fernand Berset Fernand Berset ... L'hôtelier
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... La 'Mort'
Gérard Bloncourt Gérard Bloncourt ... Monsieur De la Pierre
Toto Bissainthe Toto Bissainthe ... Soeur Marie Joseph de Cluny
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... L'abbé
Monique Couturier Monique Couturier ... La Dame de souten
Jean-Paul Denizon Jean-Paul Denizon ... Le representant des patrons
Gabriel Glissant Gabriel Glissant ... Le premier acrobate
Elsie Haas Elsie Haas ... L'infirmière
Georges Hilarion Georges Hilarion ... Monsieur Belleville
Théo Légitimus Théo Légitimus ... Monnerbourg
Robert Liensol Robert Liensol ... Le parlementaire
Blanche Lolia Blanche Lolia ... Mireille
Maîthé Mansoura Maîthé Mansoura ... Mademoiselle Flocon
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This vast musical fresco covers hundreds of years of history from enslavement to 20th-century immigration. Set on an enormous slave ship and boasts a dazzling array of brilliant choreography, wide-ranging musical styles and sharp satire.

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Country:

France | Algeria | Mauritania

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

West Indies ou les nègres marrons de la liberté See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Referenced in Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) See more »

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