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Title:

MEURTRE A PACOT

Title German:MORD IN PACOT
Title English:MURDER IN PACOT
Country:Haiti 2014
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:130 Minutes
Film series:African Diaspora Cinema


Director :Peck, Raoul
  



Storyline



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Haiti, just after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Houses, roads, and bridges lay destroyed, men in white protective
suits roam around recovering bodies. A Port-au-Prince villa belonging to a wealthy couple has been severely damaged. The building committee calls for the owners to renovate the house immediately, or else it must be demolished. In order to bear the costs, the couple moves into the former servants’ shed and rents out the only remaining habitable fl oor to Alex, an employee of a French aid organisation. But the young man is not
alone. He is accompanied by Andrémise, a 17-year-old Haitian who wants to change her name to Jennifer to more easily befriend foreigners. Following up his documentary ASSISTANCE MORTELLE, Raoul Peck again focuses on documenting the impact of the earthquake in Haiti, this time through a feature film. Inspired by Pasolini’s 1968 classic TEOREMA – GEOMETRY OF LOVE (about the disintegration of relationships within a family after
a guest’s arrival), he presents an intense and intimate drama about social contradictions and asks fundamental questions about responsibility and justice in the face of disaster. (See Berlinale catalogue 2015)