Bamsees, Boats + Bazodee: Highlights From the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival

September 29, 2015

Murder in Pacot (Haiti)

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Raoul Peck’s Murder in Pacot is an existentialist nightmare in the shape of a domestic drama, set entirely on the premises of a crumbled mansion in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. The story concerns an unnamed husband and wife, whose lives are flipped upside down, first by the tremors, and then again when they are forced to take in a French aid worker and his mercurial Haitian girlfriend (or mistress, perhaps) as tenants. What follows is as deft of an exploration of class in the Caribbean as you’re likely to find.