God Loves The Fighter
Trinidad and Tobago (TT), 2014, 104 minutes
God Loves The Fighter Synopsis

Reminiscent in style to City of God, this highly stylized Central American tale of guns, gangs and the lengths some will go to escape their destiny, is a colourful and violent whirlwind that will take your breath away.


A moralistic, gritty fable set in Port of Spain, this Trinidadian fable delves the viewer into a swirl of vibrant colours and gun-toting gangsters, one of whom is Charlie: a low-level hustler whose attempts at redemption are complicated when Dinah, a professional streetwalker, asks for help. As he becomes tangled in a web of deceit and old scores, a ripple effect spreads across the city, bringing its most unsavoury types to the surface in a blaze of gunfire.

Tell us what you think of God Loves The Fighter!
Your rating
Delete Review
Are you sure you want to delete this review?
Delete Reply
Are you sure you want to delete this reply?
Leave a review...
Reviewed by JulieJ78
In his feature debut, Damian Marcano has crafted a sharply written gritty urban drama that has the potential to put Trinidadian and Tobagonian cinema on the map. The bleak story... more
In his feature debut, Damian Marcano has crafted a sharply written gritty urban drama that has the potential to put Trinidadian and Tobagonian cinema on the map. The bleak story of a repressed underclass certainly draws parallels with City of God, both films share a stylised yet grounded vision, however, God Loves a Fighter, albeit narrowly, trumps City of God as the more compelling narrative. Shot with a lurid contrast and deep blacks, Marcano’s city is one of oppression and an unavoidable inevitability of ones resting place with in it. The series of inhabitants that populate it share a delicious moral ambiguity that adds an authenticity to the world. Although sometimes heavy handed, the small, character moments that punctuate the grander ones are where the film shines, and could only come from someone who has grown up in the area. The performances are almost all perfect, with a couple of exceptions, however, none that diminishes the impact of the story.
Press Esc to Cancel.
. Unlike . Reply .
Leave a reply...
Delete Comment
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Delete Reply
Are you sure you want to delete this reply?

Comments

Leave a comment...
  • This film looks interesting. I want to see it.

    Unlike . Reply .
  • This film looks interesting. I want to see it.
    Press Esc to Cancel.
    Leave a reply...
  • Don't think Trinidad - sun - holiday ... Think crime, drama, guns...

    Unlike . Reply .
  • Don't think Trinidad - sun - holiday ... Think crime, drama, guns...
    Press Esc to Cancel.
    Leave a reply...
  • I want to see this!

    Unlike . Reply .
  • I want to see this!
    Press Esc to Cancel.
    Leave a reply...
  • A breathe of fresh air! very pleased to see a film like this coming out of Trinidad, in the style i love. A Great production in every aspect, well thought out, i love the characters and gritty reality the camera captures so well. Big Thumbs Up!

    Unlike . Reply .
  • A breathe of fresh air! very pleased to see a film like this coming out of Trinidad, in the style i love. A Great production in every aspect, well thought out, i love the characters and gritty reality the camera captures so well. Big Thumbs Up!
    Press Esc to Cancel.
    Leave a reply...
  • looks like The Harder They Come but more Latin. Recommend HappySad by Horace Wilson, another Trinidad film

    Unlike . Reply .
  • looks like The Harder They Come but more Latin. Recommend HappySad by Horace Wilson, another Trinidad film
    Press Esc to Cancel.
    Leave a reply...
  • Playing at East End Film Festival. An exciting new talent to watch out for.

    Unlike . Reply .
  • Playing at East End Film Festival. An exciting new talent to watch out for.
    Press Esc to Cancel.
    Leave a reply...