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Jimmy Jean-Louis Is A Bad-Ass In Teaser For Terminator-Like Thriller 'Ogou, Le Revenant'

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 2, 2013 12:53 PM
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This came to me without much further information, so I can't tell you a lot about it, other than that it's a teaser seemingly shot to raise money for the full-length version of the film, which stars Jimmy Jean-Louis, and is directed by Bruno Mourral

It appears to be an all-Haitian production, from Port-au-Prince-based production company Muska Group.

The film is titled Ogou Le Revenant, with "Le Revenant" translating to "The Ghost," or we could say someone that returns from the after life (French speakers can jump in if I'm incorrect), so I assume that the film's title in English is Ogou, The Ghost, with Monsieur Jean-Louis playing the title character, given what happens in the below teaser.

He's apparently a supernatural being of some kind, with his Terminator like outfit, including the shades and his edited voice. Or is it The Matrix?

There's a note at the very end of the teaser which points viewers to a link where they can help finance the feature film, but the site comes up as being "under construction," which isn't a good look. Why release the teaser and include the note at all, when the site isn't up and running yet?

When I learn more, so will you. Maybe the site will be up shortly. 

By the way, you can catch Jimmy Jean-Louis in Philippe Niang's Toussaint L'Ouverture, which will screen next at the New York African Film Festival this week.


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  • woodson | April 6, 2013 5:58 PMReply

    Zo film. map resi achter yon dvd orijinal. sa byen travay se pa vye teyat ti vole akte ayisyen yo konn fe ak kamera lakay yo a.

    Ogou bon bagay

  • d | April 2, 2013 9:44 PMReply

    It IS badass, like nothing you've seen before - terminator meets die hard meets django meets walking dead. the website will be up soon. The movie is gonna be -(how do you say in Creole) 'f'ing awesome.' Hyperbole aside - the movie is gonna put Haiti on the map as a feature film hub. Haitians love movies and it's about time they make something with this kind of buzz and appeal. The website and kickstarter campaign is coming a computer screen near you.

  • getthesenets | April 2, 2013 5:04 PMReply

    Why release the trailer and include the note if the site isn't up yet?

    Come on ,man said a few sentences earlier that it was an All Haitian production...answered the question already.

    and yes....I'm allowed to say that...because I'm Honest


    I'm Ayisyen, so please...unless you are too, keep comments to your self

  • Luce | April 2, 2013 7:35 PM

    You said it first. :)

  • Donella | April 2, 2013 3:34 PMReply

    Looking at the title, I thought it was a zombie movie.

  • Martine J. | April 2, 2013 1:28 PMReply

    Fascinating. Ogou is a Haitian Vodou deity. One of the most versatile (Feray, Badagris) but also the most violent one.

  • Tambay | April 2, 2013 1:34 PM

    Thanks Martine! That helps broaden my understanding of it. I'm hoping to learn more from Jimmy or the filmmaker.

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