On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official DE ROLLER 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.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022 – in the presence of director Albert Serra


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Pacifiction – Tourment sur les îles
Director: Albert Serra
Screenplay: Baptiste Pinteaux, Albert Serra
Country: France, Spain, Germany, Portugal 2022
Production: Idéale Audience Group, Andergraun Films, Tamtam Film, Rosa Filmes, ARTE
Cast: Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Cécile Guilbert, Matahi Pambrun
Length: 165 min.
Language: French OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Filmgalerie 451
Festivals: Cannes, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, Peking, San Sebastián, London, Busan, Viennale etc.