Talk: | Saturday 14.10 | Star director and Cannes winner Albert Serra will be present for a talk after the screening.
The ghostly presence of a submarine seems to threaten the return of nuclear testing at the French Polynesian Island of Tahiti. The High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official at the French Polynesian Island, 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. Almost like a documentary method, Serra used three cameras to shoot almost 600 hours of footage, employing a very free, improvised ad hoc technique, sending Magimel into scenes freeing up his ranting capabilities. 1276 pages of dialogue transcription was the basis to create a truly remarkable and beautiful film hovering in its own universe somewhere between David Lynch and Claire Denis.