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 rumour has been going around: the sighting of a submarine whose ghostly presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing.
Festival HistoryCannes Film Festival
Cast And CreditsDirector : Albert Serra
Producer : Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Albert Serra, Montse Triola
Screenplay : Albert Serra
DOP : Artur Tort
Editor : Ariadna Ribas, Albert Serra, Artur Tort
Cast : Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Cécile Guilbert, Matahi Pambrun
Albert Serra (b. 1975, Banyoles) is a Catalan director whose ‘Honor of the Knights’ (2006) premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. In 2013, the Centre Pompidou in Paris gave him a carte blanche for a correspondence with the Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso. The same year he received the Golden Leopard in Locarno for ‘Story of my Death’.