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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 31, 2011 - "White Material" (2009)

White Material, 2009
Director: Claire Denis
Origin: France | Cameroon
Language: French
Running time: 106 minutes

This is the second of two films we are screening by director Claire Denis.

Writer-director Claire Denis returns to Africa -- her childhood home and the site of her 1988 film, Chocolate -- to spin this tale of a country torn apart by civil war, as African soldiers force French nationals to abandon their land. At the center of the story is Maria (Isabelle Huppert), a white woman who ignores her family's fears and steadfastly refuses to leave her coffee plantation. Isaach De Bankolé and Christopher Lambert also star. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $302,819

More information about Claire Denis (on

See the trailer at IMDB.

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