2014 / Crime / France / original title : MEURTRE À PACOT / 130’ / Color / status : completed / French, Haitian creole / General Audience / long feature-film / All Rights / French and International catalog
After the terrible January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, an intellectual bourgeois couple struggles to reinvent a life amid the rubbles of their luxurious home. Needing money to survive, the couple decides to rent the remaining habitable part of the villa to “Alex”, a high-level foreign relief worker. He brings with him in the house, Andrémise, an ambitious 17 years old Haitian girl of modest background. Now the couple, strained by the loss of their social position, their ideals, their dreams and desires must face this toxic intrusion.
“There’s a real sense of place here, crumbling and hot in the ruins.”