TOURMENT SUR LES ILES

France, Spain, Germany, Portugal

Synopsis

On the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia, the High Commissioner of the Republic and representative of the French Government, De Roller, is a calculating man with perfect manners. However, his somewhat broad perception of his role leads him to regularly frequent some shady establishments where he mingles with the local population. Since there is a persistent rumour: the sighting of a submarine whose ghostly presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing.

Director's Biography

Albert Serra's sixth fiction film, after four films selected at Cannes and the Golden Leopard in Locarno for the fifth. Acclaimed by critics and the contemporary art world, Albert Serra now wishes to reach a wider audience with this story of impossible love on the paradisiacal islands of Polynesia, without renouncing the elaborate plasticity that characterises his films, in the tradition of Alexandre Sokurov, and which has earned his works comparisons with the paintings of Rembrandt and Goya.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2019 - LIBERTÉ, Feature
2016 - THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV / LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV, Feature
2014 - STORY OF MY DEATH, Feature
2008 - BIRDSONG, Feature
2006 - HONOR OF THE KNIGHTS, Feature
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Albert Serra

Written by: Albert Serra

Produced by: Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Albert Serra, Dirk Decker (Dirk Decker), Joaquim Sapinho, Olivier Pere, Laurent Jacquemin, Cornelia Ackers

Cinematography: Artur Tort

Editing: Albert Serra, Artur Tort, Ariadna Ribas

Production Design: Sebastian Vogler

Costume Design: Praxedes de Vilallonga

Make-Up & Hair: Aurélie Vigouroux, Marilyne Montibert

Original Score: Verdaguer Verdaguer, Joe Robinson

Sound: Jordi Ribas, Bruno Tarrière, Benjamin Laurent, Samuel Mittelman

Visual Effects: Alexander Breker, Ariadna Ribas, Xavier Pérez

Casting: Stéphanie Mckenna

Cast: Benoit Magimel (De Roller), Pahoa Mahagafanau (Shannah), Marc Susini (L'amiral), Matahi Pambrun (Matahi), Alexandre Melo (Le portugais), Sergi Lopez (Morton)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2022