WFC Haiti: Meurtre à Pacot

The DVD transfer is kinda odd and choppy. It’s like every seventh frame two frames have been dropped or something.

As usual, Alex Descas is absolutely amazing in the lead role (as l’homme). The rest of the actors are variable, but fine.

This film is about the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and it’s everything you didn’t think about when you read that sentence. The film makes choices that are really strange and original: Things initially make no sense, but the mysteries slowly and organically unravel.

But there are definitely problems with the pacing. About halfway through the tension seems to drain away. It’s like the director had half of a brilliant film planned and then made do.

Very wry ending. MUCH SATIRE!

Murder in Pacot. Raoul Peck. 2014. Haiti.

Cesar’s Rum Punch

  • 4 parts dark rum
  • 4 parts lime juice
  • 2 part grenadine syrup
  • some dashes of Angostura
  • 1 part simple syrup

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.

This post is part of the World of Films and Cocktails series. Explore the map.

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