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Pacifiction Tourment sur les îles

  Albert Serra

  France, Spain, Germany, Portugal     162 minutes


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.

 French with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Albert Serra, Montse Triola, Dirk Decker, Andrea Schütte, Joaquim Sapinho, Marta Alves, Laurent Jacquemin
  •   Albert Serra
  •   Albert Serra, Artur Tort, Ariadna Ribas
  •   Sebastian Vogler
  •   Artur Tort
  •   Benoît Magimel, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Marc Susini, Matahi Pambrun
  •   Jordi Ribas
  •   Marc Verdaguer, Joe Robinson
  •   Idéale Audience Group, Andergraun Films, Tamtam Film, Rosa Filmes