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White Material (2009)

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Starring (View all)
Isabelle Huppert Isabelle Huppert
Maria Vial
Christopher Lambert Christopher Lambert
André Vial
Nicolas Duvauchelle Nicolas Duvauchelle
Manuel Vial
William Nadylam William Nadylam
Chérif, le maire
Michel Subor Michel Subor
Henri Vial, le propriétaire
Isaach De Bankolé Isaach De Bankolé
Le Boxeur
Adèle Ado Adèle Ado
Lucie, la femme d'André
Ali Barkai Ali Barkai
Jeep, le chef des enfants rebelles

Written by (View all)
Claire Denis Claire Denis
(scenario) and
Marie N Marie N'Diaye


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An good movie

4 years, 7 months ago at May 3 22:15
It had been a while since I saw a movie directed by Claire Denis so I was quite eager to check this flick and the fact that it got some pretty good reviews made this movie ever more intriguing. 20 years after her directing debut ‘Chocolat’, Denis was again making a movie in Africa, a place where she grew up. Well, as usual with Claire Denis, the whole thing was pretty opaque which was at the s... read more
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Description: Taking place in an unnamed African country torn by a rebellion, Maria, a fierce and fearless white woman, refuses to abandon her coffee crops and to acknowledge the danger to which she is exposing her family. For her, to leave is to surrender: a sign of weakness, of cowardice. On this plantation which has already supported three generations of whites, Andre--her ex-husband and father of their teenage son--is afraid of her blind, stubborn pride. Without her knowing, he resolves to arrange the family's escape, their return to France. Coffee no longer means anything to him. He has married again, a young African woman, with whom he ... (more)
Release date: 24 March 2010
Tags: Drama (4), 2009 (3), Africa (3), 2000s (3), French (3), (3), Cameroon (2), War (2), France (2), Coughing (1), Racial Tension (1), Listening To Music (1), Truck (1), Terrorism (1), Ebert (1), Flashlight (1), Theft (1), Burnt Corpse (1), Ex Husband Ex Wife Relationship (1), Jungle (1)
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" Isabelle Huppert as Maria Vial "

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