White Material

Release date:November 19, 2010
(NY)

Studio:IFC Films

Director:Claire Denis

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriters:,

Starring:Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Isaach de Bankole, 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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