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The teenage life and adventures of young José who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-'30s comprises the body of this well-wrought film on how to enjoy what you have. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence but they are far away from his world. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never lets up on his studies and in the end, his diligence pays off. Darling Legitmus won the "Best Actress" award at the 1983 Venice Film Festival for her role as the grandmother in this film, and Rue Case Negres won the 1983 Cesar for "Best First Film" for director [[Performer~P105423~Euzhan Palcy~euzhanpalcy]]. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:September 21, 1983

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Euzhan Palcy Best First Film 1983 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Euzhan Palcy Silver Lion for Best First Film 1983 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Darling Legitimus Best Actress 1983 Winner

Cast

Garry Cadenat
as José
Darling Legitimus
as M'Man Tine
Douta Seck
as Old Medouze
Laurent Saint-Cyr
as Leopold
Joby Bernabe
as Monsieur Saint-Louis
Henri Melon
as The Teacher
Marie-Jo Descas
as La Mere de Leopold

Crew

Euzhan Palcy
Director
Euzhan Palcy
Screenwriter
Joseph Zobel
Book Author
Dominique Chapuis
Cinematographer
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte
Editor
Jean-Luc Ormieres
Executive Producer
Geoffrey Larcher
Set Designer
Isabelle Filleul
Costume Designer
Pierre Befve
Sound/Sound Designer
Yves Osmu
Sound/Sound Designer
Marie-France Vassel
Makeup
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