- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
Claire Denis, Marie NDiaye
Isaach de Bankole,
Why Not Pro / Wild Bunch
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.
: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
: Satellite Awards: Nominate for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
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