Pacifiction

Cannes 2022
Official Competition
TIFF
2022
Best Actor
Césars 2023
Best Cinematography
Césars 2023

Pacifiction

A Film by Albert Serra

2022 - Spain/France/Portugal/Germany - Drama/Thriller - 2.39:1 - 162 min.

with Benoît Magimel , Sergi López , Pahoa Mahagafanau , Cécile Guilbert & Matahi Pambrun

Language: French
Produced by Pierre-Olivier Bardet , Albert Serra & Montse Triola

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.

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Cannes 2022
Official Competition
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2022
Best Actor
Césars 2023
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