Murder in Pacot (2014): By Raoul Peck

Murder in Pacot, Raoul Peck

Haiti-France-Norway

World Premiere TIFF

After the terrible January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a privileged couple struggles to reinvent a life amid the rubbles of their villa in Port-au-Prince’s upscale neighborhood of Pacot.

Destitute and in desperate need for money to repair their home, the couple decides to rent the remaining habitable part of the villa to Alex, a high-level foreign relief worker, who bring Jennifer, aka Andremise, his Haitian girlfriend, a sassy and ambitious young woman.

Co-written with acclaimed author Lyonel Trouillot, the powerful huis clos set in the earthquake’s urban and social ruins evokes a kind of “Haiti Year Zero.”

Starring Alex Descas, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, Thibault Vincon and Lovely Kermonde Fifi.