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(Tourment sur les îles)

  •   Albert Serra
  •   France, Spain, Germany, Portugal

A mesmerizing, elliptical vision of declining colonial enterprise and imperialist corruption, Pacifiction swelters and sways in the heat of its Tahitian setting. France’s top man in the region, De Roller (Benoît Magimel) is an affable chameleon-like operator, equally adept at schmoozing with the indigenous population and navigating the political machinery of his home country. He’s lately become paranoid, as the mood on the island is shifting amid rumors of military destruction and gentrification. As he drifts through his days, attempting to keep everyone—himself included—on an even keel, tensions continue to rise. A film of mysterious, uncommon power.

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

  •   162 minutes
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601


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