Claire Denis
FRA 2009
100 min

Amid the tumult of helicopters urging French nationals to flee for their safety and well-being, a French family struggles to save its coffee plantation. Pulled in competing directions, confused by the pace of events that unfold both within their compound and out on the streets of the neighbouring village, they have been labelled \"white material\", and local radio stations warn that their day is over. Surrounded by the violence and chaos of civil war, they find themselves virtually powerless against the forces of history that swirl around them.
With this threat of impending disaster as a backdrop, Claire Denis uses her significant skill to tell the story of Maria, manager of the Café Vial plantation, who fights desperately to keep her life and business together. With her ex-husband at her side and her son violently propelled into the action, Maria must draw on all her resources to survive. At the same time, a legendary black hero, the Boxer, also finds that his world has been turned upside down. Inevitably, the two are fated to meet. (Piers Handling)

  • Isabelle Huppert - Maria
  • Christophe Lambert - Dans
  • Isaach de Bankolé - Boxer
  • Nicolas Duvauchelle - Manuel Vial
  • Adèle Ado
  • Michel Subor
  • William Nadylam
  • Claire Denis
  • Marie N'Diaye
  • Yves Cape
  • Jean Paul Mugel
  • Christophe Winding
  • Christophe Vintrinier
  • Guy Lecorne
  • Stuart S. Staples (Tindersticks)
  • Saint Père Abiassi
  • Alain Veissier
  • Judy Shrewsbury
Why Not Productions France 3 Cinema, Wild Bunch, Les Films Terre Africaine

Wild Bunch 99, rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris, Frankreich T +33 1 53 01 50 20

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35 mm
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