No Place Like Home

Directed by Perry Henzell

Almost fifty years after Henzell’s The Harder They Come put Jamaica on the cinematic map, the late director’s long-lost second feature which went into production in 1973, at last achieves a theatrical release.

Reconstructed and restored, this definitive version of the film is both a sun-kissed love letter to Jamaica and a thoughtful examination of it. This naturalistic and largely improvised work reveals Perry Henzell’s affinity with the cinema of John Cassavetes, Robert Altman and Dennis Hopper.

A road movie that celebrates Jamaica’s natural beauty whilst also questioning the tourist economy, it offered an early role for Grace Jones and features a cracking soundtrack.

115 minutes


Country of origin:
Jamaica and USA

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