Cinema: Hell in Haiti

Whether in devastated wartime London or an overgrown jungle throbbing to the heart of the matter, the landscape of Graham Greene's novels is inexorably arid and sere. Yet in the midst of a life that is rather worse than purgatory and scarcely better than hell, his characters are touched by a vagrant grace. The Comedians, for which he wrote a script based on his novel, is Greeneland all over again, this time in Haiti. Off a ship and into the damned, doomed country walk three anonyms: Brown, Jones and Smith.

Beneath their drab masques...

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