Haïtian Corner

A film by Raoul Peck

1987 / drama / France / 98’ / Color / status : completed / French, Haitian creole / General Audience / long feature-film / All Rights / French and International catalog

Joseph Bossuet is a poet from Haiti now living in exil in Brooklyn, New York. He has spent seven years in prison under the Duvalier dictatorship. One day, he recognizes one of his torturer. Recovering from the experience, he begins to examine his past.


“The strength of Haitian Corner imposes itself. Raoul Peck was smart enough not to overdo while filming New York. In a city which asks for it. See me! says the city. No, Peck answers, let’s face our common stories.”

Le Monde

“Raoul Peck has a feeling for strong images.”

Der Bund