Please clearly summarize the movie, "Heading South"?

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Heading South is a French independent film (Vers le sud) that was released in 2005. The director of the movie is Larent Cantent. The idea of the movie was loosely based on the short stories of Dany Laferrere.

The plot of the movie revolves around three women who feel neglected and bored at home. Ellen, a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Brenda, a house wife from Georgia, and Sue, a worker from Quebec, Canada. They are all discontent at home with their middle class lives and perhaps more importantly, their relationships with their husbands. This quote from Ellen might sum it up: "If you're over 40 and not as dumb as a fashion model, the only guys who are interested are natural born losers or husbands whose wives are cheating on them..."

In light of this, they want some excitement. So, they travel to Haiti to spend time with young men. Where the movie gets controversial is that they pay these young men for sexual relations. The hotel Petite Anse in the movie is a a place where older women hookup with younger men.

Throughout the movie, you are able to see the brokenness of their lives as well as the brokenness of Haiti as a country. The movie takes place in the 1970s when Haiti was ruled by Jean-Claude Duvalier and his thugs.

 

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