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Black Shack Alley (1983)  link to Black Shack Alley on IMDb  

Number: 588

cover Black Shack Alley

IMDb Rating:
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7.4/10 (668 votes)

Country: French, 103 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director(s): Euzhan Palcy

Cast: Garry Cadenat (as Jose), Darling Légitimus (as M'Man Tine), Douta Seck (as Medouze), Joby Bernabé (as Monsieur Saint-Louis), Francisco Charles (as Le Gereur)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in school. José studies hard and succeeds in an exam allowing him to attend school in the capital. With only a partial scholarship, the tuition is very costly. José and his grandmother move to Fort-de-France to make José's studies easier... 2 copies

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Apr 26, 2017