Late Night Flick: Rockers

 

Rockers is a 1978 yardie film shot in Jamaica by Theodoros Bafaloukos. Originally to be Rockers was a documentary but evolved into a full-length feature showing the culture of  reggae, characters and mannerisms are authentic.

Horsemouth, a drummer living in a ghetto of Kingston plans to make some extra money selling and distributing records. He buys a motorcycle to carry them to the sound systems around the island. The film starts as a loose interpretation of Vittorio de Sica’s The Bicycle Thief and turns into a reggae interpretation of the Robin Hood myth.

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