On the Verge of a Fever

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2004
Format : Feature

Haiti, 1971. Fanfan, a young fifteen-year-old boy who has been overprotected by his mother, would like to get out and experience a bit of the world. Unbeknownst to his mother, he decides to leave the house and go downtown with his friend, Gégé, a delinquent. After an incident involving a Tonton-Macoute, Fanfan seeks refuge at Miki's house, his beautiful prostitute neighbour. All weekend long, Fanfan is torn between his fear of being arrested, the desire to cross the street and comfort his mother, and the joy of finally discovering the world of Miki and her beautiful friends. With poverty and the fear inflicted by a ruthless dictatorial regime as a backdrop, Fanfan tells us his story.

2004, feature film, drama

Running time: 85 min
A John L'Écuyer film

Written by Dany Laférriere,
based on the Book Le Gout des Jeunes Filles by famous Haitian novelist Dany Laferriere.

Produced by Anne-Marie Gélinas

With
Uly Darly, Koumba Ball, Mireille Métellus, Dan Bigras and Luck Mervil


DVD (included DANY LAFERRIÈRE: FILMS FROM A POET'S IMAGINATION), a Facets Video release.
For more info or to order this film, visit http://www.facetsdvd.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DV99847 or contact sales@facets.org.

Facets Multi-Media is a non-profit media arts organization founded in Chicago in 1975, and dedicated to making cinema accessible to all through film preservation, distribution, presentation, and education. For more information, visit http://www.facets.org

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