Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar Cane Alley

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  • The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education.


  • Based on the novel La Rue Cases-Nègres by Joseph Zobel.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
  • 16/9 letterboxed presentation; Dolby Digital.
  • DVD.
  • French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
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