Moloch Tropical (2009)

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Moloch Tropical (2009)

A look at the final moments of a ruler in Haiti as a violent revolution erupts around him.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Haiti
France
IMDb  6.9 /10
Creators
Director Raoul Peck
Writer Jean-René Lemoine
Writer Raoul Peck
Information
Release Date2010-09-10
Runtime1h 47mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards1 nomination.
CompanyARTE, Velvet Film
CountryHaiti, France
LanguageFrench, English
Jean de Dieu Théogène, le président
Mireille Metellus
Mireille Metellus
Rachel Corvington
Anne Labuche
Gessica Geneus
Gessica Geneus
Odette Vilbrun
Tasha Homan
Tasha Homan
Sharon Temple
La chanteuse / Singer
Jeanne-Henry Alexandre
Jeanne-Henry Alexandre
Marchande 2
Aline Calixte
Aline Calixte
Marchande 1
Schneidine Calixte
Schneidine Calixte
Ludivine
Sandro Charles-Antoine
Sandro Charles-Antoine
Huissier portique
Haendel Dorfeuil
Haendel Dorfeuil
Musicien
Elvire Eugène
Elvire Eugène
La cuisinière
Stanley Fabien
Stanley Fabien
Musicien

Moloch Tropical

Moloch Tropical is a 2009 film about a political revolution in Haiti.


Plot

Amidst the protection of a fortified palace perched on the top of a mountain, a democratically elected president and his closest collaborators are getting ready for a commemorative celebration dinner. Foreign chiefs of state and dignitaries of all sorts are expected to assist. However, the morning of the event, he awakens to find the country in an uprising. As the day goes on, rebellion rampages through the most popular neighborhoods and the guests call to cancel one after another. After consulting with his collaborators, the president decides to teach the demonstrators a lesson by sending in his private militia.


Awards

  • 2010 Signis prize of World Catholic Association for Communication (Milano Film Festival)

Main film festivals selection

  • Toronto International Film Festival 2009 - Special Presentation
  • Dubai International Film Festival 2009
  • Berlin International Film Festival 2010 - Berlinale Special
  • Tribeca International Film Festival 2010
  • Sydney International Film Festival 2010 - International competition

External links

  • African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT (license CC BY-SA)
  • Moloch Tropical at IMDb
  • Velvet Film, Moloch Tropical