2016, Sat, Jul 16

Meurtre à Pacot / Mord in Pacot

D: Raoul Peck, France / Haiti / Norway 2014, 130 min, OV with German subtitles

Meurtre à Pacot (film still) | © promo

Meurtre à Pacot (film still) | © promo

An intense chamber drama set in Haiti after the earthquake

Port-au-Prince after the earthquake of 2010: in desperate need of money, an upperclass couple rents the last inhabitable quarter of their family mansion to the French NGO worker Alex and his Haitian girlfriend Andrémise. The couple moves to the semi-ruins of the servant’s room. The intense chamber play, loosely based on Pasolini’s Teorema (1968), dissects the self-destructive survival strategies of its main figures in the dissolving social order of Haiti.