Isn't colonialism fairly obviously the source fever here?
Also perhaps malaria? (Finally saw this last night, and have almost no idea what to make of it, other than maybe compare it to the end of Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust?) The only Martel film I'd seen before had been La Cienaga.
― Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 4 March 2019 13:40 (two years ago) link