The Man By the Shore (1996)

The Man By the Shore
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Drama, Period
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jennifer Zubar Actor Sarah 1 1000001
Toto Bissainthe Actor Grandmere Desrouillere 1 1000002
Jean-Michel Martial Actor Janvier 1 1000003
Patrick Rameau Actor Gracieux/Sorel 1 1000004
Mireille Metellus Actor Tante Elide 1 1000005
Francois Latour Actor Francois Jansson 1 1000006
Albert Delpy Actor Assad 1 1000007
Magaly Berdy Actor Mirabelle 1 1000008
Michele Marcelin Actor Madame Janvier 1 1000009
Ailo Auguste Actor Gisele Jansson 1 1000010
Johanne Degand Actor Jeanne 1 1000011
Douveline Saint-Louis Actor Sabine 1 1000012
Raoul Peck Director n/a 2 2000001
Pascal Verroust Producer n/a 3 3000001
Raymond Blumenthal Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jean-Roche Marcotte Associate Producer (Canada) 171 3000003
Raoul Peck Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Raoul Peck Writer (adaptation) adaptation 120896 4000002
Andre Grall Writer (adaptation) adaptation 120896 4000003
Jacques Attia Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Dominique Combe Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Elisabeth Augustin Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Emelyne Dajuste Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Armand Marco Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Christian Gernier Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Jacques Comets Editor n/a 172 7000001
Amos Coulanges Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dominique Dejean Music n/a 120781 8000002
Gilles Aird Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Chantal Bourbigot Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Michele Dion Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000002
Jean-Pierre LaForce Dubbing Mixer n/a 120923 14000001
Eric Devulder Sound sound recorder 120816 14000002
Brigitte Grynblat Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Synopsis
Built on fragments of memory, the story of a young girl's intuitive struggle for survival in the malevolent political and social environment of Haiti under Papa Doc Duvalier in the 1960s. Eight-year-old Sarah's father is a discredited army officer. He and his wife are forced to flee their small rural town by Janvier, a vicious Ton Ton Macoute strongman. They leave behind Sarah and her two sisters. The children are entrusted to their grandmother, who risks her life to secure them from Janvier, now bent on revenge and dedicated to the new regime. The story is narrated thirty years later by an adult Sarah, whose memories are haunted by nightmares of the man by the shore who put and end to her childhood.