White Material

Release date: November 19, 2010
(NY)

Studio: IFC Films

Director: Claire Denis

MPAA Rating: N/A

Screenwriters: ,

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Isaach de Bankole, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Christopher Lambert, William Nadylam, Adèle Ado, Ali Barkai, Daniel Tchangang

Genre: Drama

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

Copyright: N/A

Plot Summary:

From Claire Denis, the incomparable director of "Beau Travail, "L'Intrus" and "35 Shots of Rum," comes "White Material": a rich and thrilling account of a woman driven to the edge. An official section of the Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, the film is a riveting exploration the dark complexities of racial conflict and limits of human will. The legendary Isabelle Huppert is Maria Vial, a fearless French woman attempting to run her family's coffee plantation in an unnamed African country. Torn violently apart by hate-fueled civil conflict, this unforgiving setting soon turns against the foreign family, declaring them outlaw in their new home. In a brash effort to save her family and livelihood, Maria risks everything, fighting with every shred of her will to buck the rebel forces wrestling for control of local power.

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