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The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

Ivan Martin arrives in Kingston from the countryside with dreams of becoming a successful reggae singer. After being jailed briefly for a knife fight, he lands a contract and records his first song, “The Harder They Come”. A bitter dispute with a corrupt producer forces Ivan to adopt the life of a criminal. When he kills some cops during a malicious raid, his song is released and tops the charts, earning him folk-hero status.

Title:

The Harder They Come

Director(s):

Perry Henzell

Year of Release:

1972

Region:

Jamaica

Language:

English

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

103 minutes

Rating:

16+

Showtimes:

Sun 20 Sept, 8.00pm, Hyatt Regency Trinidad Q&A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sat 26 Sept, 8.00pm, Hyatt Regency Trinidad


About the Director(s):

Perry Henzell

Perry Henzell

Perry Henzell (1936-2006) was a Jamaican filmmaker. His first film was The Harder They Come (1972). His second film, No Place like Home (2006), was released posthumously.

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