Heading South

Release date:July 7, 2006
(NY; LA release: July 21)

Studio:Shadow Distribution

Director:Laurent Cantet

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise Portal, Ménothy Cesar, Lys Ambroise, Jackenson Pierre Olmo Diaz, Wilfried Paul, Anotte Saint Ford, Marie-Laurence Hérard, Michelet Cassis, Pierre-Jean Robert, Jean Delinze Salomon, Kettline Amy, Daphné Destin, Guiteau Nestant, Violette Vincent, Anathole Bonhomme, Michelet Ulysse, Samuel Pierre Jean, Juckel Remilus


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Plot Summary:

Director Laurent Cantet follows up his critically acclaimed "Time Out," set during an austere wintertime in France and Switzerland, with "Heading South," set in Haiti during the late 1970s. Based on stories by Dany Laferriere, the heat comes not only from the summertime tropical setting. Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, and Louise Portal head a group of single middle-aged women who have come for sun, fun, and romance. They desire the solicitous attention of attractive young Haitian men, and teenaged Legba (Menothy Cesar, winner of the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 2005 Venice Film Festival) is an especially prized companion for whom the women vie.