France / 2022 / 162 min. / NR

On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official De Roller (Benoît Magimel) is a calculating man with flawless manners. His somewhat broad perception of his role brings him to navigate the high end ’establishment’ as well as shady venues where he mingles with the locals. Especially since a persistent rumor has been going around: the sighting of a submarine whose ghostly presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing.


A Grasshopper Film and Gratitude Films Co-Release.

  • Director

    Albert Serra

  • Cast

    Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Cécile Guilbert, Matahi Pambrun

  • "One of the most beautiful and rigorously introspective movies of this or any year, a film that makes you deeply ponder the fate of humanity itself."

    — Christian Blauvelt, IndieWire
  • "Strangely captivating... a truly original cinematic experience."

    — Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
  • "One of [Serra's] most accomplished and mature films to date."

    — David Jenkins, Little White Lies
  • "A film unlike any other this year... Serra’s vision ultimately is as beguiling as it is boundless, and strangely romantic."

    — Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage