God Loves the Fighter
D: Damian Marcano, Trinidad and Tobago, 2013, 104 min, OV with English subtitles
Thrilling gangster drama set in the slums of Port of Spain
Charlie dreams of doing the right thing, getting out of Port of Spain’s dangerous slum Laventille, finding a job. But the pull of the criminal life is stronger: he gets involved in the drug business of his childhood friend Stone. When the prostitute Dinah needs his help, Charlie has to choose the right path. Damian Marcano paints a dark portrait of Trinidad’s capital in rapid cuts. The mosaic of poverty and violence is held together by the rap poet King Curtis, who comments on events as a kind of Greek chorus.