- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Claire Denis
- Written by: Claire Denis, Marie NDiaye
- Cast: Isabelle Huppert
- Language: French
Highly recommended Cameroon-filmed feature set during a civil war where civilians are caught in the crossfire. At the heart of this mesmerising evocation of a land that is disintegrating into chaos, is the tale of a coffee plantation owner (Huppert), desperately clinging to the last vestiges of a world that is already in disarray.
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Reviews & features
Claire Denis retrospective includes White Material, Beau Travail and Chocolat8 Jul 2010
Claire Denis is one of the most significant figures of contemporary world cinema. To coincide with the Edinburgh Filmhouse season of here films currently screening, film writer Tony McKibbin offers an analysis of the French film-maker's body of work.
White Material24 Jun 2010
(15) 105min Claire Denis’s latest film marks a return to origin both thematically and personally for the filmmaker (her debut 1988 feature Chocolat was similarly set in colonial Africa). Filmed in Cameroon (although time and place remain…
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