White Material

White Material

Isabelle Huppert
Director: Claire Denis Cast: Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
, Isaach de Bankolé
Isaach de Bankolé
, Christopher Lambert
Christopher Lambert
Claire Denis

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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In this drama directed and co-written by Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert plays Maria, a white French expatriate living in an African nation that has fallen into political chaos. Maria owns a coffee plantation, and regards her property as her personal domain; she's not about to give up her land, though her stubborn attitude prevents her from admitting that she's putting those close to her in danger, or even acknowledging the gravity of her situation. Maria has two children with her former husband, André (Christopher Lambert), a young adopted boy and dissatisfied twentysomething Manuel (Nicolas Duvauchelle). André is deeply concerned for the safety of Maria and their sons, and has made plans for her and the boys to flee to Europe, but Maria insists that the military will protect her and the others in the area, a belief that seems to be fueled by arrogance rather than fact. White Material received its North American premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2011
UPC: 0715515070317
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 15,576

Special Features

New digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Claire Denis and cinematographer Yves Cape, with DTS-HD master audio soundtrack ; New interviews with Denis and actors Isabelle Huppert and Isaach de Bankolé; Short documentary by Denis on the film's premiere at the 2010 Écrans Noirs film festival in Cameroon ; Deleted scenes ; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Isabelle Huppert Maria Vial
Isaach de Bankolé The Boxer
Christopher Lambert André Vial
Nicolas Duvauchelle Manuel Vial
William Nadylam The Mayor
Adèle Ado Lucie Vial
Ali Bacha Barkai Jeep
Daniel Tchangang José
Michel Subor Henri Vial

Technical Credits
Claire Denis Director,Screenwriter
Père Abiassi Set Decoration/Design
Yves Cape Cinematographer
Pascal Caucheteux Producer
Guy Lecorne Editor
Jean-Paul Mugel Sound/Sound Designer
Marie N'Diaye Screenwriter
Stuart S. Staples Score Composer
Christophe Vingtrinier Sound/Sound Designer
Christophe Winding Sound/Sound Designer

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