One of the most beautiful and rigorously introspective movies of this or any year, a film that makes you deeply ponder the fate of humanity itself.
On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official De Roller (Benoît Magimel) is a calculating man with flawless manners. His somewhat broad perception of his role brings him to navigate the high end ’establishment’ as well as shady venues where he mingles with the locals. Especially since a persistent rumor has been going around: the sighting of a submarine whose ghostly presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing.
French, English, Polynesian, Portuguese
Baptiste Pinteaux, Albert Serra
Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Cécile Guilbert, Matahi Pambrun
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Sebastiane Award ~ Best Film, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner, Best Actor, Cesar Awards
Winner, Best Cinematography (Meilleure photo), Cesar AwardsMORE
A.O. Scott, New York Times
At sunset and at daybreak, the light in Tahiti glows orange and pink, as fragrant and moist as freshly cut fruit. “Pacifiction,” the sixth feature by the Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra, luxuriates in the Polynesian twilight, as if the camera’s lens could absorb humidity and make it visible.
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