Albert Serra is a Spanish independent filmmaker and manager of the production company Andergraun Films. He is best known for his films STORY OF MY DEATH (2013), THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (2016), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, and PACIFICTION (2022). PACIFICTION was nominated at the César for the Best Director Prize and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Official Competition.
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.
A film by Albert Serra
2019 - France/Portugal/Spain - Drama
1774, shortly before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin. Madame de Dumeval, the Duc de Tesis and the Duc de Wand, libertines expelled from the puritanical court of Louis XVI, seek the support of the legendary Duc de Walchen, German seducer and freethinker, lonely in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reign. Their mission is to export libertinage, a philosophy of enlightenment founded on the rejection of moral boundaries and authorities, but moreover to find a safe place to pursue their errant games, where the quest for pleasure no longer obeys laws other than those dictated by unfulfilled desires.
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