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Director  Laurent Cantet
Country  France
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  French English
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Writer  Robin Campillo, Dany Laferriere
Release date  12 September 2005 (2005-09-12) (Toronto International Film Festival) 25 January 2006 (2006-01-25) (France)
Screenplay  Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo
Story by  Dany Laferriere, Sandy Whitelaw
Cast  Charlotte Rampling (Ellen), Karen Young (Brenda), Louise Portal (Sue), Ménothy Cesar (Legba), Lys Ambroise (Albert), Jackenson Pierre Olmo Diaz (Eddy)
Similar movies  The Patriot, Out of Africa, Jamon Jamon, Sliver, In the Realm of the Senses, Brief Encounter

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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.


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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. Ellen and Brenda vie for the attention of Lega and it is only after his tragic death that their eyes are finally opened to the callousness of their hedonistic actions, the suffering of the Haitian people and the political climate.


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  • 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

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  • Nominated, Golden Lion, 2005 Venice Film Festival
  • Won, Marcello Mastrioanni Award, 2005 Venice Film Festival
  • Won, CinemAvvenire (Cinema For Peace) Award, 2005 Venice Film Festival

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