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Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)

Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Asger Leth risked his life to bring audiences this rare and gritty glimpse at Haitian gangs, poverty and politics.

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"Ghosts of Cite Soleil" captures life and death during the last months of Jean-Bertrand Aristide's regime. In Port-au-Prince's most desperately poor and dangerous neighborhoods, heavily armed street gangs known as chimeres (ghosts) serve as the regime's enforcers, trampling on the legal authority and terrorizing the political opposition. But a new, more brutal counter-revolution may soon end their regime.

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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (15)

Ghosts of Cite Soleil is too brief and limited in scope to provide a complete picture of Haiti's turbulent history, but its images of how so many of its citizens live and die on a daily basis -- is both heartbreaking and unforgettable.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/4

More horrific than any tale from the crypt Hollywood could conceive.

August 10, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Leth's gritty, haphazardly edited film plays like a music video, with jagged rap sequences interlaced with urgent handheld Super 8-style footage and a stonking shanty-blues soundtrack.

July 20, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
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An expressionistic portrait of a society in violent chaos, the film blends cinà (C)ma và (C)rità (C) and newsreel footage to capture a modern-day tragedy with Shakespearean overtones.

July 12, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

[An] indelible documentary, which dives into the brutal heart of a place most people would avoid at all cost.

June 29, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The director, Asger Leth, isn't terribly organized, but he puts us smack in the middle of everything: petty squabbles, horrible riots, casual shootings, even a love triangle.

June 28, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Ghosts of Cité Soleil

Its funny how you can have all the power & somebody can come in out of nowhere & just take it from you

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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½

Extraordinary access to the documentary subjects allows a frightening world to come to life.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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½

haunting, stunning, and as real as it gets. i had a spiritual expirience watching this film that cannot be described with words, one of the most impactful films i have ever seen. this is the sort of film that reminds people that the world is a horrible place for many who live in it. a film about fear, suffering, anxiety, and death, this is 85 of the most impactful minutes a person can expirience watching a movie. this film left me heartbroken.

danny d
danny d

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