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2014 / fiction / Raoul Peck
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  Just after the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, an intellectual bourgeois couple saw their grand mansion collapse and must adapt to their new precarious way of life in the ruins. Only two parts of the house are still habitable : the servants outbuilding, that the couple now lives in, and "the apartment", an independent part of the house. In order to survive, the couple needs money and decide to rent the apartment. Here enter a stranger, Alex, whose nationality is not mentioned, works in humanitarian assistance. Arrived in Haiti just after the catastrophe, Alex came with a young 17-year old Haitian girl, Andrémise, whose modest backgrounds are distinguishable. As the days past, the tension rise between the couple, facing all sorts of loss : of social status, of ideals, of dreams, of desire. The woman is obsessed with the ruins of her house that she searches tirelessly. It is said that there is something under those ruins which presence-absence make the tension rise between them. As time goes by, Andrémise transforms, take the new name of Jennifer in the hope that her relation with Alex will be a ticket out of the country, and the has to face this poisoned intrusion.

Director: Raoul Peck
Script: Raoul Peck, Lyonel Trouillot, Pascal Bonitzer
Cast: Alex Descas, Joy Olasunmibo, Thibault Vinçon, Lovely Kermonde Fifi
Producers : Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck
Director of photography : Eric Guichard
Editor : Alexandra Strauss
Sound : Eric Boisteau, Benjamin Laurent
Music : Alexei Aigui
Set designer : Benoit Barouh, Frédéric Vialle


2014 Toronto International Film Festival

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