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White Material

5.7
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Original title
White Material
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Claire Denis, Marie NDiaye
Music
Stuart Staples
Cinematography
Yves Cape
Cast
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Producer
Why Not Pro / Wild Bunch
Genre
Adventure. Drama | Africa. Colonialism
Synopsis / Plot
Faced with an escalating civil war in a volatile African state, coffee planter Maria (Isabelle Huppert) must chose between safety and protecting her way of life, a course that proves increasingly dangerous. No more smirking. We’re stopping the bullshit right now and staying put. The regular army is preparing to reestablish order in the country. To clean up. To eliminate the rebel officer also known as the Boxeur and rid the countryside of roving child soldiers. All the expatriates have gone home, getting out before things turn nasty. Of the Vials, coffee planters who have lived here for two generations, Maria stands firm. She’s not about to give in to rumors or abandon her harvest at the first sound of gunfire. Just like her father-in-law and her exhusband who is also the father of her son (a little too much of a slacker in her opinion) she is convinced that Cherif, mayor of the neighboring town, will protect them. If she asks him he will save the plantation.
Awards
2009: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
2010: Satellite Awards: Nominate for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
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