On the Verge of a Fever
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On the Verge of a Fever
Beginning with the death of brutal Haitian dictator President François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, director John L'Ecuyer's adaptation of Dany Laferrière's controversial novel contrasts a young boys sexual awakening with the political turmoil that's destabilizing his country. Fifteen year old Fanfan is captivated by the poetry of Magloire Saint-Aude, and smitten with the prostitutes who dwell in gorgeous Miki's brothel. The more Fanfan's shady friend Gégé discusses his sexual conquests, the greater Fanfan's interest in the seamier side of his city grows. One day,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film ... finally hits all cylinders in the magical sequence where Fanfan's fantasy blossoms into reality."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
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