The Harder They Come

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Uptown Rockers
Reggae Film Festival

Without doubt, the greatest reggae film of all-time, directed by the great Perry Henzell. The Harder They Come is the essential rebel-reggae story of a young, gifted and black Kingston musician whose attempt to lift himself out of poverty leads to meddling with drug-dealing and murder.

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays the young outlaw who fights back against a corrupt system, finally achieves fame, fortune and hit records but ultimately spends his days on the run from gangstas. A cult hit that inspired a worldwide album soundtrack hit featuring Cliff singing The Harder They Come, You Can Get It If You Really Want and Many Rivers To Cross.

Part of the Uptown Rockers Reggae Festival.

BBFC rating
15
Year
1972
Running time
103 mins
Country
Jamaica
Director
Perry Henzell
Cast
Jimmy Cliff, Carl Bradshaw, Basil Keane

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September 17th