The Harder They Come - Original Soundtrack
The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, and starring Jimmy Cliff. The film is most famous for its reggae soundtrack that is said to have "brought reggae to the world".
Enormously successful in Jamaica, the film also reached the international market and has been described as "possibly the most influential of Jamaican films and one of the most important films from the Caribbean".
The film was a sensation in Jamaica due to its naturalistic portrayal of black Jamaicans in real locations and its use of local patois. According to Henzell, "Black people seeing themselves on the screen for the first time created an unbelievable audience reaction"