Set in the early 1960s, "L'Homme sur les quais" examines the violence and instability of Haiti's darkest days. The corrupt François "Baby Doc" Duvalier has risen to power, and his private army, the Tonton Macoutes, enforce his bidding with an iron fist. Eight-year-old Sarah's father is a discredited army officer; he and his wife are forced to flee their rural town by Janvier, a vicious Tonton Macoute. Sarah and her two sisters are left behind in the care of 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 30 years later by an adult Sarah, whose memories are haunted by nightmares of the man by the shore who put an end to her childhood.


Feature (106mins) Drama | Canada, France, Haiti


French, Haitian Creole



Blue Films Frouma Films International Les Productions du Regard Velvet Film


Raoul Peck


Jennifer Zubar, Toto Bissainthe, Jean-Michel Martial, Patrick Rameau